with thanks

This is a departure from most of my other posts, which normally I carefully massage until what I’ve written matches what I want to say. But lately, inspiration and ideas have felt stuck – my creative muse frustratingly irritatingly silent. Yet as I look at the sun hiding behind a cloud and feel the breeze blowing in my open window (a rare treat in the Twin Cities at Thanksgiving), I am not feeling so blocked as I am quiet. And it occurs to me that maybe my own creative silence is far less a problem than I have been thinking.

So in the twenty minutes I have before I leave for a holiday feast, I will consider that maybe my perceived blocks have been self-induced, a symptom of my own impatience – a calling to remember that everything unfolds in its own perfect timing.

I could issue a list of all the things for which I am truly grateful.  And I would mean them all. But the words would likely not convey what is in my heart, inevitably leading me to adjust and cajole the language while missing the gifts right in front of me. So instead, I’ll depart from my normal process and my neuroses. And I’ll breathe for a moment and simply give thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving!

2 thoughts on “with thanks”

  1. Hang in there, Carolyn!

    I like this: “So in the twenty minutes I have before I leave for a holiday feast, I will consider that maybe my perceived blocks have been self-induced, a symptom of my own impatience – a calling to remember that everything unfolds in its own perfect timing.” Self-awareness is the first, and hardest, step. So you’re well on your way.

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

    1. Patrick – What a wonderful treat to see your name pop up in my inbox. And your comment couldn’t be more perfect. Thank you, thank you for your cyber-friendship and enthusiastic support of writers and creators at all stages of inspiration (and self-awareness).

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