not-quite Journaling, 1
sweet coffee and books
my window, my neighborhood is a scene
out of a Stephen King book. This must be a sign. So, I’ll drop all my
responsibilities of the day, and crawl into bed with a ginormous mug of coffee
and my well-loved copy of Lisey’s Story. All right, so I can’t do that, but
it’s still nice to imagine myself doing it. ☕️📚🥰
of my favorite quotes (and scenes) from Lisey’s Story: “I was lost in the dark
and you found me. I was hot—so hot—and you gave me ice.” ~ Stephen King. I’ve
always loved those words, how well they convey the importance of having someone
who always knows just what to do to make us feel comfortable and safe, the same
goes for how good it feels knowing that we can bring that kind of comfort and
safety to another. On this not-great year and always, I hope you have your
someone and that they have you.
Let your wild blossom
12/19/2020: If this stitched blackout fills your brain-housing-group
with mental pictures that make you grin and chuckle, you aren’t alone. I
grinned and cackled the whole time while crafting it—for I, too, have been
blessed with the sense of humor or a hormonal 13-year-old. On a serious note,
this piece is my answer to the one who said to me, “My relationships begin real
good. Then they get to know the real me, and the good starts leaking out fast.
How do you do it?” At the time, I said, “I just let it all out at first
greeting. If they stick around, they are worth my time. If they don’t, good
riddance.” What about you, how do you do it? Do you show your good and great
and not so awesome in tiny doses? Or, do you just let it all out?
- for Poets and Storytellers United (Writers’ Pantry #51: Years’ End).