Tuesday, October 29, 2013

sols: time

Slice of Life hosted at the 

I stare at this blank page.

Not feeling anything to write.

Even though I'm finally feeling about 94% healthy.

Celebrating those that celebrate the BIG and little.

Reflecting on those that take time to reflect (and reflect publicly).

Wondering how I can do even more --

But I feel this sense of guilt.

Guilt not writing.  Guilt not slicing.

I can never give myself a break, a pass, an it's okay

To not be-all, do-all, super-mom-and-teacher.

I stare at this page now with words that hold more than one story.

But only time will allow for more stories to be shared.

When will that time come?

Patience.  The time will come.

And the writing, and the stories, and the captured moments will be there.


  1. Glad you are feeling better! Take care of yourself! The stories will come!

  2. Sometimes we just need to find a superhero cape! I love your stories...I love your writing....continue on! I am glad you are feeling better!

  3. Love the idea of writing every Tuesday a SOLS. Love superheroes too. Wanna be one, but it seems too scary. Could that be how my students feel when they are facing a blank page? Does it just take faith and a jump? Brave and bold. Love superhero writers.

  4. You never stop amazing me. Even when you feel the blank page worry, words still appear on the page. They preserve the moment of "now." I like how you finish with a positive look into the future, and I have no doubt that your last line will become true.

  5. So glad you are feeling better, Michelle. What a tough time these last few weeks! I know when it's time, the stories will appear. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your girls!

  6. Time is precious, more will come your way, but until then hang on to what is important. I'm glad you are better, but hope you will be 100% soon. Don't let guilt drive you. Take care of yourself and your family, then the stories will come.

  7. The stories are there, but the time is short. You always tell a story no matter what you write. I agree with Elsie, take care of yourself and the stories & time will appear. Love ya, M

  8. The stories are there. You just have to write them in your head when you're in the shower in the car.

    I never feel like I have enough time to do the kind of writing I want to do in a given day. Therefore, I can totally relate to your slice.


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