Saturday, April 16, 2011

April Showers: The Great Joy of Writing

Hi, folks. I'm not one of the bravest souls. I'm nervous, socially awkward, crowd phobic... I haven't really had the opportunity to share what I can do with an audience the way I wish I could. I feel bummed about that. But I don't let myself stay stuck there. I flip the coin, and I see some child from Singapore, picking up one of my books and taking it home to their apartment. I feel better. My words slowly making their way into the world and that's why I put them on paper. More are seeping out all the time.

Sharing with an audience is a big deal for an artist, but still, something bigger is hovering. For me, in here, in the middle of my creative life is the great joy of writing. When I write words on the page, I find something wonderful, and the good news is that I have a better self and it can be found. I sit down to the write sometimes and eight hours burns up faster than a box matches. I've laughed so hard that I've fallen off my chair. I've bawled through sections of my work. I've yelled. I've turned myself inside out.

I hope that you try to connect with the heart of your work this week. Try to be kind to yourself if you feel like you have sown so many seeds but have never seen the harvest. I don't believe good words will return void. Here is a message that I see written in the fabric of the universe: "Soon and in joy." I hope that find joy in your work. Come back next week for more the April rain. This week's doodle is called: "Crescent Moon".

The quote for this week is deep water truth. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. Mother Teresa


Vijaya said...

Your heart could still be in the Pacific NW ... We missed you at the conference Molly. And Peggy got a most wonderful lifetime achievement award. When I get a chance, I'll share ... Blessings.

ps: word verification is painest. hee hee

MollyMom103 said...

A piece of my heart will always be in the Northwest. I really missed everyone one at the conference. My heart is sore. I'm glad Peggy received a lifetime achievement award. I will look forward to sharing.

:) hee hee!

Kjersten said...

I like the idea of seeing "soon and in joy" written in the fabric of the universe. Lovely.

MollyMom103 said...

Kjersten, I hope that you see that message all over the place.