Friday, September 30, 2011

Look Around

I look at myself in the mirror.

"I am uninspired," I say. "I cannot write."

My reflection stares back at me, quizzical. "Of course you can write! You've got two hands and a keyboard, fingers and a pen, right?"

I roll my eyes. "Fine. I have nothing to write about."

My reflection sighs, looks around. "You have everything to write about." Whispering, she leans closer, as if privy to some cosmic secret. "Look around."

The shifting light of an approaching storm.
The stark contrast of green leaf against grey sky.
Coffee-the taste, the smell, the feel.
The cup from which said coffee is enjoyed.
Another shift in light. Another movement of grey on grey.

Out of the window I see changing season and patterns in the wind.

Out the window.
My kitchen window.
Even that is a source of inspiration.

If only I open my eyes...

...and look around.


  1. You have a magical mirror. And, that window. mmm. I think it's a cousin to mine.

  2. So beautiful! Love this post. It is amazing what you can see when you do just open....your eyes...

  3. Sometimes it's the simple things that can move us to write.

  4. Oh, this is lovely. AND inspirational!

  5. Thanks, guys! It always humbles me and makes me smile when people say something I wrote inspires them.

    Happy day! Now GO and be FABULOUS!!


Well, hello! I'm so glad you made it. Come inside and sit by the hearth. I'll take your coat and hat. The kettle is singing and there's cake and candles and good conversation. Settle in and make yourself at home. Don't mind the wolfhounds; they're friendly if you give them a bit of lemon curd.