Saturday, September 02, 2006

It takes too much time to be a writer. I, the keeper of all time especially mine, have decided this. In a perfect world there is enough time to do the things you love or maybe that is too loose a definition, I mean the things which let you breathe easier. In my ideal world I’d write without the guilt of motherhood, financial responsibility or stress, I’d write b/c it helps me breathe. But I don’t live in my ideal world

I live here.

I have just finished my third 50 hour week and I have to get a non profit art program off the ground by next week. I have a giant dragon in my front yard made out of cardboard that Isabel made in go-cart class and its raining. I am debating how much I love my daughter and if I should try to push the giant red dragon into the trees so it doesn’t get ruin---it is way too big for my garage.

This week I read to my students from Da Vinci’s notebooks. I talked to them about light, the human form and inventions. I told them this man was brilliant not just b/c of everything he thought but b/c he wrote everything down. He valued his mind--great people are made when they allow themselves to be great people.

Please remember to write it down.

5 comments:

Lyle Daggett said...

"not just b/c of everything he thought but b/c he wrote everything down. He valued his mind--great people are made when they allow themselves to be great people."

Allowing as well that we sometimes need opportunity, access, some encouragement (and I'm not suggesting you're forgetting these things, I just want to say them) -- I like this.

LitByFire said...

you need/deserve: 1) a month at the beach, 2) a morphine drip, 3) a garage.

not too much to ask...

LKD said...

I think it takes too much time NOT to be a writer.

(but I'm not working 50 hour weeks at a new job and I'm not the mother of two amazing daughters and I'm not trying to balance that job and those daughters with the realities of a new house and a new relationship, so I must sound like a real smartass saying what I just said...but I still think it takes too much time NOT to be a writer.)

Shhhh.

Put that hand down.

Don't slap me. (smile)

You're my hero. You know that, right?

early hours of sky said...

Thanks all...

Laurel I am sorry I havent written but hopefully I will find balance soon.

Patry Francis said...

You say a couple of really amazing things here. I'm glad I read them.