First Saturday in March…
March 5, 2011 § 11 Comments
It looks like this…okay but not this snowy; it’s more of a bleary, very cold, very wet “thing,” of which I do NOT have a picture yet this morning, but you get the idea…
(photo in the backyard, one week ago)
but it feels like this… a certain “lightness,” and desire to recreate the nest, and return to living more outdoors…
(photo in the backyard…last Spring!)
MARCH is so much fun, so full of contradictions:
contradictions in weather: wind, rain, and a sweetness to its occasional warmth, with sporadic blasts of cold and flurries
contradictions in holidays and fetes: St. Patrick’s Day (green “everything”), Mardi Gras (hell bent partying), Lent (serious, meditative), Spring Break (more partying for the school set) and lots of birthdays (cake, cake, cake!)
contradictions in diligence: from tax preparation to seasonal wardrobe changes (the former will take a few hours; the latter, 15 minutes!)
There is so much of the lion and the lamb about March.
Welcome, welcome, welcome!
I have none because I’m still reading LOVING FRANK, which I’m enjoying but notably, my mom did not. We must discuss!
Next on my list, tho’ is that HAPPINESS PROJECT. Worth it? Feel free to chime in and let me know. (It’s a library book, so I don’t feel married to it…)
OK,, you can’t write just anywhere. I’m sorry. I should say that you should be able to write, no matter where you are. But it’s not true. I cannot write at my husband’s office. I cannot write in the car. I cannot write in front of the TV.
OK, these are too many “cannots” to affiliate with writing.
So let’s just say that you could/should have one or two places, at least, for your sanity, where you can write. Maybe it’s more of “quiet” vs “not quiet,” thing, (but honestly, that’s not it for me. I was trained as a writer in a newspaper office…those aren’t quiet. I find it’s an aesthetic, this “where-to-write” thing.)
In a nutshell: Don’t confine yourself to just one place wherein you can write. Too constricting.