Sometimes, it seems to me, nothing less than the hand of providence gets involved in bringing about these three word blog posts. While I could claim that yesterday I sacrificed posting to this blog in order to run an errand. And I did indeed spend yesterday afternoon driving back and forth, making my regular monthly run to a certain discount store. But surely had my determination to fulfill my pledge to blog here every day been more steadfast and true, I would not have allowed returning home feeling worn out and run over to have stopped me from writing something.
On the other hand, I really have found over the years that one’s determination not withstanding there really are times when words seem to simply spring to mind and flow through the fingers and onto the screen as rapidly and easily as the mighty Mississippi river at times gushes its path down this continent’s middle, while at other times each and every word must be painfully and slowly summoned, as recalcitrant and elusive as a mirage in the desert. And this Wednesday morning, I definitely do feel blessed to have words flowing from, as it were, the tip of my tongue, just as yesterday afternoon I simply couldn’t seem to write much of anything.
Though Lord knows I tried. My determination really was on display as I worked and worked to weave together sentences and tried so hard to pad them into paragraphs. I never did get very far with it. And confronting those laboriously and tortured phrases this morning, I seemed still to struggle with how to tie up my points, work in today’s words and bring the post to a close. And then I hit save. And got a WordPress error. And had to log in again. Only to find nothing at all of any of what I had typed yesterday. Faced with a blank compose screen, I reflected for just a moment, then put my fingers to the keys. Et voila I am merrily typing away this post, seemingly with all of the assurance of the sun, which is shining brightly outside, even though the air is cool and there is a lovely breeze. So my advice to you this hump day is to eat, drink and be merry when you can. And be alert to catch those zephyrs that will blow through from time to time to pull you effortlessly through a path of productivity. My thanks to Charles Slang who suggested today’s words.