Start Out With Nuthin’. End Up With Something.

Some days the words come as easy as Tessa’s nose sorts and catalogs the ba-zillion scents that layer the backyard. Other days, it’s like stepping into a vacuum of nothingness.

Unlike Tessa, whose nose is in a constant state of wonder and overload, sometimes I feel like I’m grasping for ideas that are teasingly outside my reach.

Just when I think I’m getting close – POOF!

There’s nothing there.

So, I dig in and try again.  If that doesn’t work, I Breathe Deeply.  Check on the laundry or the dishes.  Get the dogs out.

Get myself out.  I call it taking my subconscious for a walk.

Change of scene. Change of pace.  Shake up the energy and gain a different perspective.  You never know when you’ll bump into something that will suggest a more novel approach.

Like the gorgeous white labrador-in-training to be a Seeing Eye Dog sitting still as a statue in front of the check out counter at the library with her head looking up at her handler.

Or picking up a manilla envelope containing stories written by children who entered the writing contest that HRD and the library co-sponsored. We weren’t sure what to expect.

Boy, were we surprised! Wait til you see.   [gplus count=”true” size=”Medium” ]




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