Just think! All of us who love to write have today and all the rest of the year to pull words out of thin air and stick them where we most love to fasten them, that is, on our own blogs, on our friends' blogs, on our word processors, on paper and so on and so forth.
My 2010 as a writer begins again with
Stacks of useless notebooks and writing pads
Accumulated over the years
From the clearance shelves
At Staples to those in my writing room.
(I can't pass by such as these).
Cute file folders and organizers
Sit quietly, side by side,
Waiting for me to fill them.
They're also more of those
Irresistable bargains from Staples.
When will I ever use them?
With my laptop, blog and word processor
I've become fast-paced and too rushed
To pick up a pen and put my words on paper.
I fear my weakness for ancient
Writing necessities will continue
And when this year has passed
And 2011 struts in the door
My shelves will still bear the load
Of thousands of sheets of naked paper, and yes,
2010's newly acquired pale-faced recruits.
Do any of you have an old-fashioned love for spiral notebooks, composition books, journals, notepads, files, pens and pencils? Even though I don't often use them, I can't let my attachment to them die.
May we never let go of the people and things we're become attached to. I'd like to use this opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate you and that I hope I'm allowed to continue with you in my life for a long, long time to come.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!