Sometimes I want to write and not-write at the same time. How can there be something inside, begging to be spelled out, but also too tired, too timid to show face? Ah, but when I think of it that way, it makes perfect sense.
I sauté the onions, add tomatoes and water, salt, pepper. I simmer, blend, eat. Delicious.
We wake to frost each morning now. Autumn is settling in. Socks, sweaters, slippers.
We text, we FaceTime, we miss each other.
I scribble notes. What to do, questions I have, ideas I have, what someone else said, affirmations and hints of dreams, gratitudes. I use the word ‘scribble’ affectionately, not diminishing in any way, rather imparting tenderness. Scribbling, loving. It is the same thing to me.
I have only one thing to do and that’s be the wave that I am, and then sink back into the ocean.
~ Fiona Apple ~
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10 thoughts on “the same thing”
I can’t wait for the gratitude week! :)
Oh good!! (me too) ❤️
Also looking forward to gratitude week, and 5 things, we’ll all be scribblers then 😊❤️
So glad you’re joining both. Yes we will all be scribblers in J5T…can’t wait ❤️
moving near my family helps the missing of my adult kids in a weird way. Letting go is such a process. I journal every day and I cannot imagine not doing it.
*such* a process. I’m so glad you’re settling in, finding your new way. and the journaling…it helps the process – of living – so much ❤️
feeling the same way about scribbling 🥰
looking forward to gratitude week…with gratitude, dear m 🧡
Right?! I love that you get this…it doesn’t surprise me 🥰
And so glad to know you’ll be following along for Gratitude Week. xoxo
that’s it, that’s exactly it – scribbling imparts tenderness, absolutely! thank you :)
I’m so glad that resonated for you! I really do feel it’s a friendly (and tender) sort of thing ❤️