"...When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors,
I make an occasional cheese dip."
If I haven't been writing this summer, at least I could have been eating cheese dip. I have done neither. Which makes me feel guilty. Which makes me sad. Which makes me feel more guilty. Which makes me sadder. Do you sense a downward spiral here?
There are many things to blame here, none of which are me, of course! I blame the lack of structure of the summer. I blame the kids. Just being kids and being around. I blame all the fun things on the internet that take what little attention I have left and pull it away from writing. But most of all I blame that OH-SO-EVIL... dun, dun, dunnnnnnn (sinister music playing in the background)
There. I said it. I am Dina. I am a pinner. I have been pinning for two months. Non-stop. I love that Pinterest is visual. I love images. I love words. I love words combined with images. Like this:
I made this on my computer. It was quick. It was easy. A sweet sentiment for Mark on our anniversary. So unlike writing a post. Images seem so quick and easy while words sometimes feel like the weight of the world. Painting a picture of me on Pinterest is so simple. Oooo...pretty...click and pin. Yes! That is me. But to paint a picture of me or what I think or feel with words takes time. And thought. And effort. Too much for the average summer day.
Where to go from here? I need to remember that words can be a light and airy as a balloon floating in the sky. There is joy in trying to capture and pin it down. Sort of like finding a word that means Maria! :-) Oh, that is too good! How to follow that line? A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown! Perfect!
I feel the weight of words lifting. Writing can be fun and lighthearted. Thanks for sharing this moment of therapy with me.