Saturday, February 6, 2010

Writer's Block

What does one post when one has no thoughts upon which to expand or dissect? What does one write when within the mind lie idle thoughts of repose and relaxation--not of composition? What does one write when one wants not to write, but desires to warm herself by the fireplace and drink upon the thoughts that others have written on pages of long ago?

One writes that she desires to be faithful to the goal which she has set before herself--the goal of productivity, and not procrastination. She expounds upon the idea that it does one's soul good to do that which is difficult and to force oneself, if necessary, into action. And it is necessary, at this time, as she sits, and she contemplates, and mulls, and forms, those thoughts--which are not yet thoughts--into a lovely bit of sculpture, or a fragrant yellow flower--a little bit of beauty to show to those who look.

She desires to create a masterpiece, or at least a grand bouquet, to advertise her expertise and her ardent effort. But as she sits, and she writes, the elusive muse of creativity stays sleeping soundly.

And she waits another day to wake him from his rest.

"Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him..."
Psalm 37:7

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