Aren’t you going to write something?
I don’t know what to write about.
That’s awfully rich for someone with a head full of words. You keep telling me you see things to write about all the time, and yet you can’t put pen to paper?
I can’t explain it. It’s easier said than done. The words are there, but I can’t just conjure them into something of meaning. They need to find that meaning for themselves.
Nonsense! A pathetic excuse.
It’s not nonsense. For me, at least, words cannot be conjured. They simply need to find their place. But there’s so much going on in the field of my thought right now the words feel lost. Like sheep. They need a shepherd.
Shepherds guide their flock. I thought you just said that words need to find their own place.
They do … but they need some guidance, too. It’s complicated.
Aren’t you the shepherd of your words? Don’t you need to step into that maelstrom of wooly thought and create some order?
Ah … that’s baa … d. But you are, to some degree, correct. Word herding! I’ve never thought of it that way.
Of course you haven’t, or we wouldn’t be having this ridiculous conversation. Now, herd those words into that pen, for goodness sake, and get on with it. You’re beginning to sound more like a lost sheep than the guiding shepherd you claim to be.
Perhaps you are the writer, not I.
Give me that pen.
After a bit of a drought, a free writing exercise to get the sheep moving. 😉
Nonsense, indeed, but fun all the same.
Thanks for visiting …
©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014
3 thoughts on “Baa … d”
I love the idea of “herding words” Dorothy, that is if you can find them to begin with. Sometimes agony in thinking is the best way I have to come up with the one word that fits. 🙂
The agony and the ecstasy … that is the writing process. 😉
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“herding words” – love that phrase!