Archive for the ‘Dancing With the Muses’ category

As I said last week, when I was seventeen I carefully put Roddy McDowall away in the deepest, darkest corner of my heart.  I moved on like he wasn’t a part of my life anymore, although he was still there each and every moment. Is it any wonder that I so strongly identified with Helen Reddy’s song […]

Again, Wednesday’s blog is arriving on (just barely) Thursday.  Hopefully, this is NOT a trend! I’ll continue my journey with Roddy where I left off…   The main thing I wrote over those years, from the time I was about thirteen until I was seventeen, were letters: letters to Roddy McDowall.  I wrote often, pouring […]

First, let me apologize for being a bit late with this week’s Wednesday blog.  As I was doing my 750 Words today, I thought, ‘Oh!  It’s blog day, I need to write something.’  Before I could fully process that thought though, another quickly followed: “Oh, NO!!!  That was yesterday!”  So, you’re getting this a day […]

So, I made this deal with myself that I would make two blog posts each week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  I made this decision when my life is being thrown into chaos yet again with selling our house, buying a house, the move itself, and of course the ongoing editing, rewriting, and revising of Within […]

They say that life imitates art, or perhaps it’s the other way around, but there is definitely a relationship–at least in MY life and MY art. During the past week Lee and I have decided to sell our house, and when we got a realtor, she told us “less is more,” (I could rant on […]

As of Wednesday, I’ve resumed participating in a web-group called 750 Words.  It’s a site promoting the free-writing of 750 words every day.  There are virtual “prizes,” badges, etc., for different levels of participation, which is good for the competitive types.  I’m one, but MUCH more so with people I know, so since I don’t […]

It was one of those moments when my life changed.   We all have such moments, of course.  We have them all the time, but usually we are unaware that they are occurring, that they are pivotal, until they are long gone.  This time though, I knew as it was happening that my world would […]

May I Have This Dance?

April 1st, 2010

Sometimes I dance with my given/chosen Muse. We are in each other’s arms as we glide across the shiny floor, phrases and paragraphs fluttering around us as the music rises and falls.   And other times that Muse won’t even let me turn the music on. I sit alone in the silence, remembering what the […]