Time to Blog
There are a lot of resources for bloggers of every stripe that promise to give one inspiration for blogging ideas. Topics, tricks, what to do when you run out of things to blog about. But that’s never been my problem. I have so many ideas, so many things I can write about, but not enough time for them all. On the rare occasion when I sit down to craft a post and nothing’s coming to me, I can turn to my long list of products, books, or experiences I received that the giver hopes will inspire a positive review. And sometimes, depending on my mood, I don’t even feel like writing about those things. Sometimes the words just don’t flow. Tonight is not one of those nights. I want to tell you about how we spent the last hour, in the dark by the firepit sipping tea or wine, roasting marshmallows. The children devised a risky game of hide and seek in the dark. They had flashlights and only turned them on when it was time to seek. In the silence while the hiders were still hidden, there was a disembodied belch from one corner of the patio. That kid was soon found. We looked at the stars through the iPhone using an amazing star mapping app. We sat there until the fire died, and one kid inevitably stubbed his toe on the bricks. The air was finally cool. We smelled the smoke and heard crickets. Then we said goodbye to our visitors and I remembered my Just One Paragraph.
Photo by Desiree Eaglin