Welcome to my digital writing journal, or mydigitalclutter. What started as a family blog almost two years ago has morphed into my writing therapy. This is where I do a lot of free writing, mostly about my life with my family and the things that catch my interest. While nowhere even close to perfect, in each post I like to see how my writing is changing with time and practice. Most posts are left unedited for this reason, so if you don't mind, take the journey with me.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Finding literary moments

Tonight I dropped off my children at Grandma's house to spend a couple of days with her. Summer is always fun when it comes to juggling babysitting and work, activities and responsibilities. We somehow always make it through to the start of another school year, but while I am in the midst of it now, I wonder how I'll survive.

Driving home in an all but silent car, I had a few moments to look at the sinking sunset and ponder on how I would write about it. I started to compare the dropping globe to fire, splashes of color, intense heat, just to mention a few. Next I began to construct in my mind a few sentences that might just do this marvelous miracle justice.

I turned my head and paid attention to my driving for a brief moment (I promise, I'm a safe driver!) and my attention was caught by a car, a pretty nifty BMW model, from Montana. What caught my eye especially were the items loaded haphazardly in the rear seat. There were some boxes, bedding and a picture frame pressed up against one of the passenger windows. I began to wonder what on earth had brought all of these items, singularly unimportant, but together an odd mix, in the back seat of a rather expensive car. Perhaps I should say that the bedding and boxes didn't look all that new, and the frame was rather abused....so one could start to get the right picture. The dichotomy of the situation made it humorous and I began to weave "stories" in my head of how this car, speeding north toward home, came to be the transporter of such treasures.

Two small instances in a very short amount of time made me wonder what else I am missing that could be literary for me? Something to stretch those long dormant writing muscles?

I start my writing class on Monday night. I have been excited, but now am getting a bit nervous. Will I be up to par, can I compete with those young writers that don't have a decade long gap in their writing? I only hope it will be like writing a bicycle, muscles remembering the how to peddle and balance, and a story will develop into something worthwhile.

2 Lovely Scribbles to Me:

AB HOME Interiors said...

You will do great. Congrats on the class and good luck!Stopping by from SITS to leave some thursday bloggy love!

Terresa said...

Rock on, mi hermana! You'll be great. Just think of all the years of life you have on younger peeps and how that will resonate and reflect in your writing. I can't wait to hear about it!

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