Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The pursuit

            Because of my daughter’s wedding I took six days off from writing, a vacation from pursuit, a lull in the quest. It felt good to step away because while in the midst, the drive becomes the effort instead of the writing.

            Planning an experience as life-changing as a wedding for a child puts the dream of success, (in anything, not just writing), in perspective. It’s so easy to get caught up in pursuit that we fail to realize the profundity of the moments which make the pursuit worthwhile. Like the saying, ‘take time to smell the roses’…sure that’s right but it’s not only the fragrance, it’s the beauty, it’s taking the time to contemplate just how magnificent a rose is, what a miracle it is as a living thing. That we should open our eyes and ears and hearts to the depth of everything around us creates those ah-ah moments, that’s what smelling the roses means.
            As a writer it is my job, (it’s actually in my DNA), to notice that which flits by other’s eyes and left for me to recall for them. It’s my job to interpret the universal theme which lies within the individual’s heart, it is my job to step-back and see, to contemplate, to communicate. These last six days of not playing the song has filled me with music. I am ready to give my concert. Let the music begin again.


Elizabeth Seckman said...

Congratulations to your daughter...and to you, for the re-inspiration!

Wry Wryter said...

Thanks Elizabeth, it was an awesome day and I feel so blessed. I so want to spend my day writing but work calls.

Cooking on a Budget said...

As always, beautifully said. Words flow so seamlessly from you. One of the many things I admire about you. Good lord - get rid of the robot thing. Hope I can pick out the letters!