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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Perspectives of a writer.....


I live like a writer now, from the time my eyes open in the morning:
i walk around with a camera looking for small things
and i talk to myself the whole time
the story in front of me
revealing details and strings
dead cells
detritus
life under cover
here and there
waiting for intervention
waves of stimulus
salt water to push them to spring
to life to find movement and rhythm of the universe.
I live like a writer now, the smallest thing tells the biggest story to me.

39 comments:

lakeviewer said...

I want to thank Kathryn Magendie, whom I visited this morning before writing this, whose post about living with characters she created led me to these observations. Thanks, K. and welcome!

willow said...

Beautiful, beautiful thoughts and image. I certainly can relate. Years ago, with a house full of children and animals, I never suspected I would ever consider myself a writer.

Susan Erickson said...

It is the details that make life interesting. Tuning in to the wonders seems more interesting when we can share it. Blogging is sharing and it has opened my eyes wider too.....

Eva Gallant said...

It's amazing the things you notice in that state of mind that would have completely eluded you before!

Angie Ledbetter said...

*waves to Kat!*

Loved this post. Especially this: "the smallest thing tells the biggest story to me."

(Word Verification = kings)

Kathryn Magendie said...

Angie sent me back over here to say you'd mentioned me in the comments - you have made me smile and today I needed a smile - thank you *Big Ole Smile*

and thank you for the welcome . . .

Diana (Di) said...

"...the smallest thing tells the biggest story" indeed. There are so few years I can recall with allowing myself to be wrapped up in extraneous 'things and stuff'... could never make much sense of it.

Grandmother said...

That which opens our eyes to the world around us, really opens them, is good. Thanks for the reminder.

pink dogwood said...

beautifully said

Brian Miller said...

wonderful write...everything has a story if we are willing to listen...i live like a writer too...smiles.

L. D. Burgus said...

Just like a visual artist, a writer is visualizing everything in words to be written.

Helen said...

Rosaria,
I feel blessed to have met so many talented writers during the past year or so. How I ever mustered up the courage to let others see anything I wrote is still a mystery to me. I enjoy the world I find myself a tiny part of now.

decomondo said...

Some people don't have the ability to perceive details, they just see life's big lines in panoramic view.
Getting to know many life details, hopefully, will make us wiser.

Karen said...

Great picture and post! I too am learning to spot to little things. It's kind's like stuff kids notice all the time. :) Thanks for commenting on my blog. I'll be a'following yours.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I know exactly what you mean and you describe the condition perfectly. Writing certainly teaches you to observe and some days I think, "Can I make a story out of this tiny thing?" The answer is always, of course, "Yes" but it takes discipline. Colette also writes about this.

yaya said...

Like all good writers, you make me smile! Loved the post. I'm not as talented, but I walk around with the thought.."is this blog worthy?". I've found out, most things are even if they only interest you!

Marilynne said...

Are those what the English call winkles? I like the photo, and I like the idea of living all day every day as a writer. Sometimes I feel so torn, not knowing which me I am at the time.

Monkey Man said...

Ain't it the truth. We begin to see a atory in everything.

ellen abbott said...

Oh yes, I know what you mean. I always grab my camera now whenever I leave the house.

Bonnie said...

That truly is the life of a writer - being scrupulously observant!

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Wonderful. It's all in the details.

Dimple said...

I notice the small things often, also. However, many times I let the picture tell the story.
Thanks for the visit; farm work is physically demanding, but rewarding in many ways.

Marilyn said...

To be aware, fully present in the moment, is such a wonderful way to see and absorb our world. I love your words.

Marilyn said...

To be aware, fully present in the moment, is such a wonderful way to see and absorb our world. I love your words.

Rob-bear said...

I've been a journalist for a lot of years. Maybe some day I'll be able to relax enough to do the things which will help me become a writer.

Thanks for sharing the thoughts.

Marguerite said...

Lovely post, so beautifully said, and so true! I've been a writer ever since the day that I learned how to write, and wrote my first book in second grade! I love the writer's life and everything it entails.

Nancy said...

Interesting revelation. It gives me something to ponder.

potsoc said...

Before, when we had railway level crossings there were signs: "Stop, look, listen". It did apply to a lot more than crossings. Maybe we should bring them back.

Gabriele Agustini said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and I absolutely LOVE it!
So much so that I became one of your "Followers". :)
Thanks for sharing!
gabriele

becky at abbeystyle said...

Wish I could be more a writer and less an editor...Editors take the fun out of everything...always correcting things until he writing becomes stilted and styled.
I'm so glad you have discovered the world of writing with such freshness.

Arkansas Patti said...

Beautifully put. The mind of a writer or the eye of the artist sees the world in much more detail. And that is a good thing.

Relyn said...

"life under cover" I love that.

lakeviewer said...

I'm humbled by all I see and all you do, how you all create and live your lives so fully. It sends an old lady into a spin.
Live On!

PurestGreen said...

I love the part about talking to yourself. I do this too, especially when my creativity is at a peak and I'm trying to drag a sentence or image out of my mind. Beautifully written.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

You live like a poet...in particular!! Capturing the moments for all time!! Beautiful description...And this is a fantastic post!!! I LOVE it!!! ~Janine XO

ds said...

Wonderful! In some senses (pardon the pun) you have always lived like a writer. So so happy to see this. There is a story in everything, and you have found it. Can't wait to read more!

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Nice connection between you & Kathryn. Week after next I'll be walking the Florida coast at Ponte Vedra Beach (hopefully) and looking for interesting shots! Lovely.

Woman in a Window said...

Yes, Rosaria. And they'll think you crazy for it but that is the best way to be.

I laughed so hard yesterday. I walk large in this little town and talk to myself and sing and hands and all that. I walked out of town on the backroads acting up like this, living life as I saw it. A truck slowed down and two occupants waved madly. I thought, oh, they see the world, too, how wonderful. I met one of them later at the supermarket while I was on my beau's arm. His eyes fricken erupted to see me there. He congratulated my beau. I hope it was for the life of it, you know.

Yes, live like this. Mumble. Look crazy. Beautiful writing. Beautiful living. We should all, every day.

xo
erin

Robyn said...

Beautiful!

You are a gem.