Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Succinctly Yours Week 244: Pretty Fly for a Snow White Guy

Hooray! Grandma of Grandma’s Goulash is back! And I hope my work life is settling down enough that I’m back from my unexpected little break as well. Succinctly Yours participants are invited to chill out and pack a story into 140 words or 140 characters or fewer based on the photo. This week’s bonus word is “wisdom.” Okay, it’s actually last week’s. Oops.

Dr. Snaumann listened for his patient’s heartbeat and consulted his medical wisdom. “I diagnose a cold,” he said.  “An UNCOMMONLY cold!”  138

“Also,” said Dr. Snaumann, “Have you noticed any vision problems? Conventional wisdom tells me this might be an issue.” 120

As gray, as controlled, as dreamless as we may strive to be, the fire of our dreams will not stay buried. The embers are always there, stirring in our frozen souls like winter leaves. ~Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way