A DANGLING CONVERSATION

It’s a beautiful, sunny, -19℃ warm day. A perfect day for our daily ski if I wasn’t so tired. It’s hard to give up the endorphin high but common sense was really knocking hard. Even my sewing for the100dayproject is exhausting. I also get a high from building my log cabins each day. I get great satisfaction from seeing how it builds up from 2 little squares into a 9 inch square. It is the same and different high I get from making a round on my skis and seeing my improved time. And so it is if I can write another daily post. A sense of accomplishment/creation and living up to commitments.

I can pull back a little. I can take a lesson from my log cabin sewing. Not all logs are of equal length. I can ski less laps on days when I am tired. I can write shorter blogs on those days. I had participated in Friday Fictioneers in the past where the goal is to write a story of 100 words. It was fun and it helped my writing. It makes you get to the point without a waste of useless words. I might think about it again since I write mostly for the pleasure of words. I love the flow and beauty of them. I’m thinking of Simon and Garfunkel’s Dangling Conversation as I write this. This is what I hope to create with my writing.

It is a big but worthwhile wish to create beauty. I don’t have to create big. I don’t need a masterpiece to be happy. Just a touch, a wisp, a suggestion that my writing has touched or help someone makes me deliciously happy. I’m rethinking what is content and what my goals are.

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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5 Responses to A DANGLING CONVERSATION

  1. Went cross country skiing, hiking and horse riding with my friends this past Saturday – our temperature was single digits Fahrenheit – i took a 4 hour nap the next day:) thank you for sharing your goals

  2. Francine says:

    This is an approach I take as well. I realised that I kind of over committed myself with challenges and other online things this month, so I am being very aware of my energy flow, and cutting back when necessary.

  3. Oh, I love this idea, Lily! You’re making me feel a little better about my unfinished stories. I get an idea, I’m off to the races, I get 4 or 5 chapters in and then the thrill is gone. The thrill is gone away. 😉

  4. Martha DeMeo says:

    I like the end of your blog, if your blog has touched someone, that makes you happy. I think that’s the bottom line for many of us.

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