Friday, March 16, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Brave

It's Friday again. Glory be! Today I join The Gypsy Mama to write for five minutes on her weekly prompt. No editing or rewriting allowed. Click on the link to her site if you want to try it, too. The prompt this week is "Brave".


GO
I sit on the porch, my laptop on my knees. The "Sid book" as I so lovingly have called it for the past--ahem--many years, is now behind me. At least the creation of it is behind me. And so I must embark on a new adventure. I've been so wrapped up these past weeks with the "business" end of things, and with blog posts, that I haven't connected with my muse. I haven't been tapping my creativity.


So I place my fingers on the keyboard and wonder if it can happen again. This strange connection between soul and fingertips. Words flowing straight from the heart. I let it come in waves, slowly at first, then faster. In this quiet place where friends gather and the Creator is close to guide me. I lift a grateful heart as I become part of the process once again. A new Work in Progress has begun. Yes!
STOP


Now you know why I've been MIA for over a week! I went to Wimberley, Texas (near Austin) for a writing retreat with my dear old writing group. It was everything I was longing for. I may post more about that later, with photos. Have a wonderful Friday, dear readers.

16 comments:

  1. I love the creative process and putting our work out for others requires bravery. I have not been braver than a blog. But soon, I hope I connect with a writing group like yours. Enjoy it and thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  2. oh, a writing retreat. Amazing! Glad you found your place in the creative process and all the best on the business side as well :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh, to have that kind of luxury - a writing retreat with friends. Sounds like bliss. Nice to meet you through FMF!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was indeed blissful. The return to real life has been a bit rocky, though.

      Delete
  4. So glad you are tapping into creativity again. I too get task oriented and forget to just enjoy, writing, life, my Maker...
    Jessie at JessieGunderson.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So easy to do, Jessie. Thank you for the comment!

      Delete
  5. Beautifully written. You speak my language!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Theresa! So glad you think so.

      Delete
  6. Ooh, how fun would it be to be on a writing retreat, with friends to boot! I am joining from Five Minute Friday. Nice to read your post:).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for stopping by and for commenting, Julie!

      Delete
  7. Can't wait to read your next creation, Alison! So privileged to be one of those dear old friends :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The privilege is mine, Dem! It was a wonderful time. Hope you're enjoying the rest of your break. Say hello to Austin for me! (Wish I got to hang in the city on Wednesday instead of the airport!)

      Delete
  8. Yay! Love this post! Keep your inspiring words coming!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Angelina! You too. Time to break the silence. :-)

      Delete