The rain had ceased. Clouds still loitered but dispersed. Sunshine dominated as I struck out on my walk.
My spirits carried me on a fast pace. Middle Clay has little to offer as a street, suffering an existence as a broken, rough road with hapazard edges. The bike path is smooth and even in contrast. An icy wind's sharp teeth nipped at my fingers but otherwise conditions felt perfect. Spring is more dominat. A lush spectrum of greens were present across the meadows, hills and meadows, a pefect canvas for blossoms and flowers. Purples, lilacs, pinks, yellows, whites, reds, such peaceful beauty, mine to be had wherever my sight landed as I encountered no other humans for the walk's first half.
Such constitutionals are great medicine for my body, mind and spirit. Wending through the downtown area, I encountered people setting out on their days. Their sound and activities were rude intrusions against the morning's serenity but fortunately few. Five miles passed so quickly, they seemed like barely two. I hit The Beanery ready to write.
Only four other customers were within. None were writers, giving me full choice of the premier spots. I settled in and hammered away, another unplanned excursion added to the finished novel.
I enjoy this work, reading, deciding to more fully vet the scenes with details. Today I explored cave living. A few minutes of thought and research delivered a paragraph. Writing is sound, painting, weaving. I do a little of each as I weave words and descriptions in, painting a scene, then the scene is repainted again and again. I become a jeweler, polishing the sentences and pargrapths, then the new section aloud, mumbling to myself in the corner, hearing and feeling the cadence and rythm.
The scene is finished and I begin the next, giving me a launching point for the next endeavor, either later today or tomorrow.
I've come to enjoy writing, editing and revising so much. There's great joy and beauty finding and placing the right words and syntax.
Sunshine still rules. The mercury has climbed to 50 F. It's a great start to the day.
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com