--JUST BE GRATEFUL
…After getting feedback—(“I have to honest. I didn’t like this at all”) I spent yesterday reworking the beginning of a new novel. I hope it’s turning out better. I think it is.Meanwhile, friends on Facebook were coming up with witty stuff:
-Son: Mom, you know how you say you want to be a princess on your birthday?
-Son: That's how you choose the next guy you love. The one who treats you like a princess on your birthday and all the rest of the days too
-Somebody on the radio just said "I'd rather eat chicken nuggets than scorpions."
-Holy sheeite! When did picking up a dime I dropped on the floor become an advanced yoga posture?
-Liam has asked ever since our bear-sighting if the bear is going to be my boyfriend. I think this says a lot about my type. Big. Dark. Lumbering. Eats a lot. Sleeps a lot.
-When the guard at the post office mumbled handsome as I passed, I was embarrassed, but thrilled. Then I realized he said, have a good one.
-"Owen, you need to stop hitting people."
-(Owen in crying voice): "I just hit people because I want them to fight me but they never do!"
-"Why do you want people to fight you?"
-Owen (still in crying voice) “I want people to fight me so that I can prove my strength.”
(Still crying) "I want people to fight me because I want to prove my strength."
-I thought about texting an ex-boyfriend last night: "remember when I barfed and then you stayed with me until I fell asleep?" But I didn't want to make him miss me more than he surely does
-One of my student's sentences: "I look forward to battering myself." Fish and chips anyone?
-Real thing I just did on a dating site:
Guy: Truth? Or dare?
Me: Get off the planet
…Lastly, here are some things I like on a Wednesday:
“The role of the writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.” Anais Nin
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” Martha Graham
“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” Ansel Adams
“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.” Georgia O’Keeffe
“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.” D. H. Lawrence
“There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.” Willa Cather
“I found that the sunshine in New Mexico could do almost anything with one: make one well if one felt ill, or change a dark mood and lighten it. It entered into one’s deepest places and melted the thick, slow densities. It made one feel good. That is, alive.” Mabel Dodge Luhan