ONCE UPON A TIME -day 111 in a year of…

Day 111, November 13, 2016 @5:09 pm

img_1628Words come easy.  Words come hard.  They come different on different days, caught up in the nuance of where I’ve been.  I have been lost in thoughts and not in real time today.  The words are tumbling in my mind/head like clothes in the dryer barrel.  Now sorting and excavating them is challenging.  But I’ve always loved challenges.

NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month of writing a novel of 50,000 words is too much for me though.  That is why I’m here pecking out my few words daily.  I have no fairy tales to tell. This is an exercise in purging what is not true or desirable.  It’s difficult and painful though it may not be visible to the reader.  I struggle coming to the keyboard every day.

img_8368Some days I don’t make it.  That’s how it is.  That’s how we are.  I’m learning and understanding about our human nature.  I don’t feel as guilty for my short comings.  I don’t punish myself as much.  I try again and again to come back to what is true.  Our stories, our struggles are important to tell.  They are gifts to be shared.  We see that we are all the same.  We all struggle.  We all suffer.  We all have ‘the soft animal of your body’ in Mary Oliver ‘s poem, Wild Geese.  We can connect in our vulnerability.

 

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About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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2 Responses to ONCE UPON A TIME -day 111 in a year of…

  1. I’m glad I picked this.
    I know what you mean about NaNoWriMo, I couldn’t partake this year either. But I like how you’re pushing yourself to write everyday no matter how small or short the piece is.

    I loved this image by the way
    “The words are tumbling in my mind/head like clothes in the dryer barrel. Now sorting and excavating them is challenging. But I’ve always loved challenges.”

    Keep on writing, and living 🙂

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