I have things to do today. Primarily writing. And I'm resisting big time. I need to get my Guild anonymous story ready to send off which means I need to plant my butt in my chair and keep it there while I type. It should be simple. But my inner child wants to play, sway and dance. And paint. Oh she's longing to paint. So i may have to appease her on that then get to my writing. I only have today and part of tomorrow to work on my writing so i can get it finished before a family dinner, work and the deadline.
I listen to Spotify and somehow went down the rabbit hole of Dr Hook who are a favourite band of mine. I've seen them in concert at least 3 times. The first time was with Mam who came with me cos I didn't know anyone in Canada yet and my parents wouldn't let me go alone. Someone passed a joint to us. At first I refused but the person motioned to pas it along, so I gave it to Mam who looked at it quizzically then handed it to the person next to us. Dad would have gone spare that his daughter had been exposed to such a thing and would have torn a strip off the person who handed it to me. I was so thankful that I was with my more liberally-minded, calm mother.
Anyway, Dr Hook reminds me of Shel Silverstein who wrote many of their songs and whose work I love. So in addition to listening to my favourite Dr Hook songs, I also wanted to read my favourite Shel Silverstein poems. I had the poem Put Something In printed out and by my computer for years as inspiration and a daily reminder. My inner child especially loves Shel Silverstein.
So what does your inner child want today? You need to feed her/him to nourish your soul and to be able to move forward and invite something silly in. And what something, silly or not, will you put into the world today to make it a lighter place?
Welcome! I'm Sue Blott: a writer of all things, a poet at heart, mom, wife, daughter, step-mom, grandma, tea drinker, tai chi-er, mystic, artist, dreamer...and now a blogger! This is my world.