Saturday, October 01, 2011

Three Little Birds

Hi folks, I hope that you are taking time to write. I know it's hard work to put words on the page, and you may get discouraged sometimes. Here's a little secret I've learned. Some days I feel like my work is brilliant. Other days it's more like "at least I did something." Still others I actually feel like a two-bit hack who on her best day can write a grocery list. The secret is this: none of my feelings have any significance. The only thing important is that I show up.

I've met so many writers that feel desperation to create something good, something that will reach readers. Heck, I'm one of them. This morning the light of dawn nudged me out of my dreams. I was still sleepy, and I certainly was not about to pop out of bed. I was in the lazy place half-way between sleeping and waking. The whole sky was bathed in a rosy hue, softening the rough edges. Ah, then I understood what the universe was trying to say to me. I'm just like the birds singing at dawn. The sun has shown up. We have a new day to live, a new day to explore; it will all turn out in the end.

Wake up and let go of all the noise. While you have today, keep trying. Let hope speak to you in rosy sunrises or three little birds singing out your door. In all bleakness that is the world -- the evil sprung from Pandora's box, hope is here. Show up and spin out your stories. Your gift will make a place for you. No worries. See you next week.

This week's doodle is called "Three little birds."

Here is today's quote is also the inspiration for this post:

"Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', "This is my message to you-ou-ou:"

Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. Don't worry!"
Bob Marley


Vijaya said...

Lovely post and just what I needed to hear. Show up and write. I am thinking of doing this first thing in the morning. I need a chair on my front porch (which faces east) to sit and write with the sunrise.

Janet Lee Carey said...

Yes to show up and write. We need to get out of the way of the storyteller and let her speak.
In Maui right now and swimming in the sea in the mornings. Beautiful! And many birds sing in the dawn.

MollyMom103 said...

Hi Janet, I've never been to Maui but I love Hawaii. It feels like a home away from home. I'm glad you are swimming in the sea and listen to the birds sing. Yes, we must give our inner storyteller some room to spin.

MollyMom103 said...

Oh, Vijaya, Love to watch the sunrise. It just lifts the soul.

Kjersten said...

"While you have today, keep trying." That's all I needed to hear today. Thank you.

MollyMom103 said...

Hi, Kjersten! I wave at you on the other side of the world. :) Yes, the artist's way is all about showing up. I love the simplicity of it.