Satya writes: Today is the first day of our month-long Mindful Writing Challenge. How do we begin?
‘…how do I begin?’ Dear sir, you simply begin. There is no magic method of beginning. If a man standing on the edge of a swimming bath and wanting to jump into the cold water should ask you, ‘How do I begin to jump?’ you would merely reply, ‘Just jump. Take hold of your nerves and jump.’
~ Arnold Bennett
Jump. Just write a small stone.
Then tomorrow, write another one. No magic method. Just take hold of your nerves and pick up your pen.
Here’s mine today:
the golden ghost of our tulip-shaped lamp on the window – grey street, grey sky – New Year Day’s light already draining away
It’s wonderful to see so many small stones being posted in the comments. I enjoyed Dorothee’s video small stone today, and seeing angie werren’s notebook. Keep them coming. Do feel free to include your websites if you like, and visit each other’s blogs and support each other.
Oh, and Happy New Year!
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
‘Sweetpea’ by uncoolbob