Friday, July 1, 2011

Sometimes it's Easier to Read

It’s been a month since I’ve written anything more than a shopping list. That’s not entirely true, I wrote a three-page instructional paper on the last of my volunteer jobs, but that paper was purely factual – no inner-thought involved. It seems somewhat strange that, at a time when I’ve handed off most of my volunteer responsibilities in order to have more time to write, suddenly I’m not writing. I have been reading, though. I’ve begun to catch up on my stack of magazines and I’ve read a couple of books. I’ve completed the daily crossword puzzle more days than not. I haven’t given up on words, but the fact is, sometimes it’s just easier to passively read. Sometimes it’s easier to pretend the thoughts and feelings rumbling around in my brain simply aren’t there. Sometimes it’s easier to just dip into someone else’s story and ignore my own. I’m confident that I haven’t given up on writing, but for right now, there’s this book on my nightstand…

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