I know I haven’t written in a while. It isn’t that I haven’t wanted to. In fact, I have had multiple ideas and desires for blog posts, for multiple subjects. I wanted to write posts on friendship, the transgender movement, the presidential election, Trump, writing, growing up, fear, and who knows what else. However, my desire to write a blog post was overwhelmed by real life. Who would have guessed?
So, yeah. I was dreadfully sick from May 11th through May 18th with influenza and pneumonia. And then I was in Vermont on a business trip from May 18th – May 22nd. And then I was in Minnesota from May 25th – May 28th, and then I was at dinner yesterday! I will note that yesterday and today were my first chances to sleep well and sleep in since I was sick, and, not to disappoint, I slept until 11:00 both days.
So, this morning I woke up, finally feeling rested, and Daniel opened the window shades for me, and I looked out into a gorgeous, sunny day. One of the very few this month (I think my state broke their record for straight days of rain – or very close to). Not to sound too writer-ish, but my heart leapt with joy as I looked outside, and I suddenly felt a desperate need to write, which I decided to put into a long-overdue blog post as I sat on my porch and sipped coffee.
And after all my thoughts about long, deep-thinking posts, all I really want to say is:
Warm, summer days remind me of why I am a writer. They remind me of the sweetness of life. My heart feels overwhelmed with peace and joy as I look out over the gentle swaying leaves and the still clouds in a blue sky. And if you are having a warm beautiful day, then be sure to take some time this morning to look outside and revel in the simple joy of God’s creations.
P. S. I also wrote about writing inspiration in my Story Idyls blog! Aren’t you proud of me? http://storyidyls.blogspot.com/