Sunday, June 1, 2014

Good Night III


It’s late and I’m tired, but I want to write a quick blog just to stay in practice.  All the writing experts agree that good writers write every day.  So I am.  There’s not much to say other than I’m thankful for the privilege of doing this.  I think “privilege” is the best word, because that’s what writing is to me.  I don’t mind being tired.  I don’t mind being uncertain.  I don’t even mind not knowing what to write.  I recognize that all of that is part of the territory.  I find all of it a privilege, even when I’m tired.
What I’d like to do, and need to do, is go to bed, so this will be, as I said, a short blog.  I have many privileges in life.  I have a home, a car, a job, health and talent.  With regard to the talent, it is not only a privilege, but  also a duty to use it often and well.  So that’s why I write.  Even if I write very little, it is my responsibility to write as often as possible. 
So here I sit, trying to hang on and write until sleep overtakes me.  when I’m done, I will have one more blog, one more contribution to my body of work. 
That’s all I can do right now.  It’s not much, but it’s one more way to say to my Muse, “Thank you,” and “I love you.”  Thank you for motivating me every day.  I love you because you never give up on me.  Tomorrow I will Get Started and Keep Going again.   For now, good night!