After the Book

Minnesota. Sunny but brrrrrrrr cold .  Blessed to be inside, but eating too much comfort food and watching too much daytime tv!

However, a spurt of energy has given me the ability to cross off one more item from my “to due” list / purging page after page of hard copy drafts of lOVE IMAGINED.

It has to do with age, space (lack of), and living in the moment .

I will be sixty -seven this month, closer to the unknown daily; respectful of my sons who will have to figure out what to do with my “life’s ” stuff after I pass; I recycle frequently.

My domain is 800 square feet small; I like it clutter free / room for beauty.

Living in the moment means, for me, to be aware of the past but not to carry it with me/ not to let it weigh me down.

I lighten my load, periodically,     To breathe, to be able to move forward, and to allow the possibility for love.


Do you save copies of all your work? Hard copies? Computer copies?  Why or why not ?


About Sherry

Author. Poet. Teacher. Mentor. Chinese/Blackbird.

One Comment

  1. Sherry,
    Great blog post…I save copies of all my edits on my laptop. And the hard copies of poems and journals and such are in a storage bin in the storage locker. I purged files end of last year to make room for more ideas…to be give my writing project room. I don’t know if it’s working or not. I accomplished little last year on that front. The project is tarting to morph into what It wants to Be. Not what I think it should be. I like when that happens, however, I forget that I have to let go and be OK with it growing they way it wants to grow. a friend tells me I have done a lot this past year. I would like to do more writing, teaching, writing, traveling, writing and living in the moment, like you said…living in the moment.

    Right now I am sitting at my desk, at work, answering emails and wishing I was at home reading a book. But right now I need to answer emails and enter vacation time for employees. I can hear the ceiling fans whir as I sip my coffee, cup number two, ready for cup number three…

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