Today I came to the thoughtful conclusion that I am now a writer, a decision based not so much on how I write, but on how I think about writing and how I have come to ‘practice’ my writing. When the idea occurred to me—one moment I could write and the next moment I was a writer, just like that. That is how my decisive mind works. This somewhat compares to my experience with swimming. I’ve swum since childhood without much thought to it, but after doing a triathlon as an adult, I realized I was not a swimmer. There was much more to it than merely staying above water and paddling forward. If I wanted to be a swimmer I needed to swim every day, study the form of other good swimmers, and commit to taking it more seriously.
Inspired to Write Returning from my ritualistic morning walk through off-road paths to the seashore with the dog, a story line came to me. I started writing in my head; my head started writing, my hand put it to paper on the notebook from my pocket, for days in a row- inspired to write.
A small need brought me to the door of a world that I barely knew existed. Now that I have entered, I want to stay. I really like the content of the blogs I follow, and it’s a pleasure to see them in my Reader. I have met some people here that I consider my friends, kindred folk, trailblazers, entertainers, uplifters, artists, all gifted storytellers with talents too numerous to list here. I try my best to reciprocate the kindness and encouragement shown to me.
I received an award and felt happy and surprised. Then I felt I cannot be counted on to follow steadfast rules about passing awards forward or writing up a special post about said award (though, ironically what led to this post was the rumination over what to ultimately do with the award). I could though imagine feeling compelled to honour a blogger that I think has special qualities or just something I find extra noteworthy, and someday that’s what I’ll do. Six weeks ago I read this from The Daily Post and it enlightened me to the world of blog awards. Fact: there are as many opinions on blog awards as there are bloggers.
I received an award How good is the feeling of having work acknowledged by a fellow writer- a lover of words an avid reader a word weaver, seeing the potential in letters and symbols and pictures, producing perfectly pleasing or just so-so appealing randomness of daily existence, worldly reaching smile provoking, inciting memories and thoughts and text not all of our own conception.