Sunday, June 10, 2018

Breathe a writing prompt

The writing exercise for today comes from Sunday Whirl


She gathers her favorite writing pen, her notebook and a glass of cold tea flavored with orange peel, and goes out to the patio to do her weekly writing prompt. These have proven good for her imagination and skills. She is learning by doing.

It's a good thing.

Her dog Spirit is digging in the yard again. The years have dulled his hearing but he loves to dig in the earth, feeling the dirt beneath his paws.

She loves him to the moon and back, she forgives him for leaving holes in the yard knowing he will someday need to dig his way to Heaven. She almost cannot bear the thought. She has lost other furry friends and wants Spirit to always be with her.

She is at a loss today, the words are not gathering and prospering in her imagination as they usually do. Breathe she says to herself. Breathe deeply, un-focus your eyes, listen to the sound of bird call and earth moving under big paws. Stop thinking.
Just be.

Writing is glorious, a way to feel words swirling around your head like notes of a flute, like water swirling around your toes at the shore, like the scent of bread swirling around your nose as it bakes...

breathe, and be.
Sit and allow it to form. It is kind of sacred, this letting go, kind of like letting go so God can work all the parts of life into the mixing bowl that is the universe.

All coming together in a good way.

The words are never far away.... they are like the butterfly, who will fly from you if you grab for it, but gently land on your head if you're quiet. Breathe. Be.


  1. This is such a lovely testament to the writing process!

  2. Oh thank you Jo... that means so much!

  3. Love these, you are a really strong writer.

  4. love it... and I will breathe ... and be... just for a moment, before the chaos jumps on me again ;O)))

  5. This was lovely...sounded so in the moment. I love how you are keeping these learn to write by writing, as the old saying goes.

  6. Such a calming post. I just wanted to sit here and sigh as I read it.

  7. Breathe and Be.
    Nice moral. Words are like butterflies- interesting & wondrous!
    Have a great week!
    Stopping by from ABC Wednesday :)
    Kalinga War - Anita

  8. Writing is good for countless reasons

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)

  9. Well wordled. I like how you wove the words into what was happening around you. You drew me into your story.

    1. awe, thanks. It was fictional but could have happened to me!