Tuesday, September 24, 2013

sols: weight of words



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Words can be heavy like the weight of 
GOLD.

Looking back at my last few Slice of Life posts, I can see I'm out of my writing rhythm and routine.  I used to have notes scribbled and ideas flowing, all ready to write on Monday evenings.

Then school started in late August and ever since I'm left with late Tuesday night posts scrambled with whatever energy I can muster from the busy days.

I write because it is important for me to write and to participate in the Slice of Life.  I write because of the connections and the importance of being a writer.

But, as of late, my words have felt 
e    m    p    t    y .

I'm tired.  Some good tired, like stretching my thinking at school, family time, and a wedding.  Some bad tired, like interruptions of sleep due to multiple illnesses.

Yet, I'm always thankful for the visitors, my fellow slicers, that stop by and read.  I'm even more thankful to those that leave behind a comment.

It's quite honestly amazing to read a meaningful comment, a word of support, a kind suggestion, or an insight into my own writing.

Thank you for filling my
W O R D S.



14 comments:

  1. This seems to be a theme today - we need to have a finding balance support group

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  2. School and college are the where we never ever feel tired but after that we feel too much tired.

    Regards,
    Kopi Luwak

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  3. Your words are never empty, they always have something to say and share. Your routine will return along with your writing. This is the time you need to slow down, take some me time, and enjoy life.
    Love ya, Mom

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  4. It's not easy keeping up with writing but for me, and it seems you too, the community keeps you sharing. Am I right?
    Bonnie

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  5. I hear you. But you know that in real life too, we don't always have to speak much to be in the company of others and let them know how we feel. I am glad that you have posted.

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  6. Words of encouragement mean so much, don't they? Especially in he early days of the school year when we are so frazzled all the time.

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  7. Words of encouragement mean so much, don't they? Especially in he early days of the school year when we are so frazzled all the time.

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  8. Words of encouragement mean so much, don't they? Especially in he early days of the school year when we are so frazzled all the time.

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  9. It has been difficult for me to get into a regular writing routine since school began, too. Las week I just gave up. I love how you describe comments as filling us up. Such an important reminder about how our words impact our students. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Michelle,
    I think it's good to have these feelings and experiences as a writer because it helps us connect with our youngest writers who sometimes struggle with knowing what to write about-and you're demonstrating the difficulties writers sometimes experience!

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  11. I love that last line "Thank-you for filling my words." That''s why I come to your blog week after week. I always find a lovely line, a new way of saying something and a bit for my mind to chew on. Trust me, your words are never empty.

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  12. Last week my writing felt so empty and rushed. I didn't think anyone would comment... but they did. And that meant the world to me. My heart feels warmer knowing I'm part of a writing community that holds me up and cheers me on.

    One day, you (and I) will look back on these years, when we were doing so much for our girls and will laugh. One day they won't need us as much as they do now and we'll wish they did. And when we finally have time for ourselves, we may not want it like we do now.

    And, like Deb said, your words are never empty Michelle. Never ever empty.

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  13. Weight, substance, worth - all of this expressed - with words.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.