Sunday, December 5, 2010

Writers live twice...

"They go along with their regular lives, are as fast as anyone in the grocery store, crossing the street, getting dressed for work in the morning. But there's another part of them that they have been training. The one that lives everything a second time. That sits down and sees their life again and goes over it. Looks at the texture and the details." I just read this in a book called Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. The words jumped off the page and danced on my head. For the first time someone has spoke a positive casualty of being a thinker.

A thinker, also known as, over-analyzer, slightly over obsessive list maker (then loses the list and starts a new one), daydreamer, you know when you cannot remember how exactly you just got home from the store because your head was somewhere else. How envious I am of those people (do they exist?) that lay in bed at night without rewinding the day in their head or fast forwarding to what they have to do tomorrow. I will get there one day (without my golden Ambien). Seriously though, maybe this is what inspires me to write and photograph. The ability to review the day again, but to see it more objectively. Kind of like looking through my camera lens.

This author that I love says everyone is a writer. Everyone has a genuine voice that can express his or her life with honesty, dignity and detail. For me, it is place to put the thoughts out of my head onto the screen. Which leaves more room for silence.

Love & Light,


(So these photos are from September, but so worth a good smile)

Eagles versus the Steelers

Steelers Country


How we spend our beautiful fall days...

(And I did take photos today, just too tired to upload them. But still sticking to my 365 photo project!)

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