What do you do when you’re tired and the brain won’t work and you need to post to your blog? Here’s one of my solutions: post something from my exercise book that I wrote, with pen on paper, eight months ago. I was given 15 minutes to write ane the words were:
saddlebags walk forest shadows creature
Walking is not one of my favorite activities. I would much rather swim, but that’s not a practical mode of transportation when crossing through a forest.
My faithful pony George — well he’s actually a mastiff dog — trots merrily alongside me as I walk along the path. He’s a very handy companion. I never have to carry a thing because he’s so large. He usually carries water, a lunch, a blanket and dog treats in the saddlebag I throw across his back.
The sun is slanting through the trees and across the path at this time of the morning. I love those filmy rays of light that poke through the spaces between the trees. The mood is peaceful though not quiet. The birdsong of robins and Swainson thrushes are joyful, but a cacophony of crows detracts from the peace.
Suddenly the shadow of a creature falls across the path thirty feet in front of us. With a loud bark George, in two leaps, is on the shadow, then hangs a right turn as he chases what I assume is a deer away from the path and through the forest.
(Facilitator: One minute left. Finish up.)
My ear follows the sound of barking and the breaking of branches. The peaceful mood is gone and, I realize, so is my water and my lunch.
~~~~~~ I’m serious. What DO YOU do when you’re too tired to stir up a thought, much less a creative one? Let me know. ~~~~~~