life as i know it

"...everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." -Sylvia Plath

Saturday, December 17, 2005

I wish I could say...

I wish I could say that I’m sitting at a bay window, overlooking a frozen lake and watching the falling snowflakes bathing the world in white. I wish I could say that I’m writing something insightful and beautiful and deeply touching, as I peck away at the keys of an antique typewriter. I wish I could say that the lights are dimmed, and the scent of patchouli candles is mixing with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. I wish I could say that I hear the strains of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra in the background as I get lost in a love before my time. I wish I could say that I’m sitting here wrapped in a hand-crocheted afghan of deep blues and stark whites, feeling the warm softness of its comfort draped about my shoulders. I wish I could tell you these things, as I sit and feel inspired by a place and time that is not my own.

5 Comments:

At 10:49 PM, Blogger steve said...

wow.

 
At 11:03 AM, Blogger georgiacoast said...

Beautiful, you've outdone yourself with this one.....

 
At 1:39 PM, Blogger Camel said...

Nice to meet you tara dawn. I know this feeling too.

I believe your profile said you were a psychologist, so I think you'll get this. I once took a psychometrics course where we had to do the tests we were learning to administer. One of these was the house-tree-person test. It was one of the most revealing things I'd ever done....I drew my house with me reading in the attic next to a window and my tree with me reading underneath it and my person with their eyes downcast (like they were reading)....i swear I didn't mean to....

Anyway, all I meant to say really was what an amazing thing it is to realize which moments we really wish to have...and sometimes how easily we could make them happen, even if we absolutely don't even try to.

Or maybe I'm just babbling and ruining your beautiful musing...

 
At 10:15 PM, Blogger Wenda said...

Hope you have not disappeared into this lovely musing. I'm looking forward to more.

 
At 10:16 PM, Blogger Wenda said...

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