Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Moonrise Kindom and writing/not writing.

I've spent a lot of the last few (maybe six) months taking large breaks from writing. I've had to jump in with some serious mothering and house-wifing. Plus there was summer and sunshine and water. How can a person write when there's sunshine and water?

But I think it's okay. To take breaks, I mean.

For example, I haven't written at all this week. Instead I've been working my fingers to death on the sewing machine.

Here's what I've made:
Fairy costume
Black Widow costume (from the Avengers)
Bilbo Baggins
A Newsie! (Broadway version, of course)
And a Spiderman costume for my sixteen-year-old which involves a spidey skirt and kick-ass tee

My back aches and my eyes hurt almost as much as a good day of writing. So, it sort of feels like I was writing. Does that count?

Do you take breaks? Or, more importantly, what are you going to be for Halloween.

Dustin and I are going as this:

And yes, I'm wearing blue eye-shadow and Sunday school shoes.

Friday, October 4, 2013


To be whole, let yourself break.
To be straight, let yourself bend.
To be full, let yourself be empty.
To be new, let yourself wear out.
To have everything, give everything up.
— Lao Tzu