Tuesday, July 11, 2017

“There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write.”

~ William Makepeace Thackeray

Early morning and I go into WordPress and create a new post like I have done 1,281 times in the past, like I have done almost every day for the past twelve months. Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

I hop over to Dropbox and select a photo, my thoughts flitting here and there touching on possible themes for the day’s post.

I return to WordPress, stare at the empty virtual page and consider what to write.

Yesterday, I made cherry-chocolate jam and Gerry and I were forced to eat ice cream after both lunch and supper to use up the remaining jam that didn’t get canned. It’s a tough life.

I continue writing and the post goes off in a direction that I didn’t see coming. It happens that way often; that’s the beauty of writing.

I decide that I want to explore these thoughts more privately, maybe craft them into an article, or maybe just keep them as part of my personal reflections. My mind wanders and I remind myself, again, that I need to better organize my random writings.

I cut and paste my ramblings into an email and send them to myself. Usually, when this happens, I save the words in Evernote but I decide I want to keep these thoughts in the forefront of my mind.

Back in WordPress I write this post, add the photo and the quote, do some behind the scenes housekeeping, and hit Publish.





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. I’m smiling about you and Gerry having to finish up that cherry-chocolate jam…. And awed with your devotion to your blog. I’m approaching 100. Kudos!

    1. It was a sacrifice we had to make. *smile* I always enjoy your blog posts, Mary Jo.

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