I was sitting in a restaurant with my husband when I was overcome with the need for a pen.
I didn’t just want a pen; I needed this pen like I needed to breathe. My blood rushed through me at lightning speed causing my scalp to tingle and, OKAY, okay I don’t really know what my blood was doing and my scalp was probably just complaining about needing a touch up.
What I do know is that I wanted a damn pen and I was about to tackle a waiter when my husband got his attention and saved us both the embarrassment.
I had been looking out the window, noticing all of the items on the dock, when a story came to mind.Â A story that I HAD to write down, right then and there, no waiting allowed.
I felt a kind of madness as I grabbed the pen, flipped my place mat over and started writing.Â The words were on the paper before I even had a chance to think of them (not kidding).
I wondered if it was going to make any sense when I was done.
I filled the back of my place mat but as my husband started to hand me his, the frenzy ended. It was over and I felt good.Â I felt finished.
I have been having similar “events” all week.
I think it’s good.
I think it means I am paying attention to my dream.
I now carry pen and paper with me.
Something else I did this week
I attended a viewing of “Who Does She Think She Is?” a documentary which explores how women often make difficult choices (also described in Catherine’s post Sat 3/28).Â This film depicted women who were wives, mothers and artists; each identity vying to be seen and heard.Â The need to create is strong and should not be underestimated.
It is a powerful thing that just can’t be stopped without losing the woman.Â This movie spoke volumes to me and, it seemed, everyone else in the room.Â I highly recommend it for both women and men of all ages.Â I especially recommend it for young female artists who may be embarking on new relationships — and take your man with you!
The week ahead –
For the week coming I intend to meet last week’s goal of writing 1000 words a day.Â I will also be reading Following the Whispers (Creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair) by Karen Walker.
As Catherine explains in her post 3/28 we have been asked to review this book and post our comments.
I am honored to participate.
(Dawnda’s dream was to get some piece of writing published in 2009.Â She left the 8 Women Dream group in 2009 to focus on finding full-time employment.Â We consider her an accomplished dreamer as she published her thoughts here and began her own scary stories blog at www.killeryarns.com)