Thursday, May 10, 2018 – I Got Nothin’

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

Henry David Thoreau

I wake early, grateful, and think I will have an abundance of time to wrangle words. I head to my journal and work through some things then find myself on an online rabbit trail to nowhere.

I read the thoughts of a trusted teacher about a topic that’s dear to me; I dig into the musings of a couple of researcher-writers on something else; I somehow end up reading articles read about the life and death of a painter; and, after all of that, come here and find that I am empty.

All of the virtual wandering started because this photograph evoked something in me and I wanted a quote to go with it, thinking it would springboard into a post. Now, I have no quote and no words of my own so I’ll simply leave the photo and perhaps you’ll tell me what it brings to your mind.

UPDATE: I found a quote. It’s not exactly what I was going for, but it will suffice. 🙂


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. A good photo is worth a multitude of words…

  2. Some days, I got nuthin too. Or I too have nuthin. Some days I want to just stay in my comfy chair with my blankie and ‘be.’ Lately, I’ve not been very creative, but I have been involved, so I’m happy about that.

    1. Yeah, we all need those days with a comfy chair and a blanket to restore our equilibrium now and then. You have been busy, Karen. Perhaps your busyness has a bit of creativity in it too.

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