Why We Write
This morning I was feeling uninspired so I leafed through my journal to find some tidbit of something. As I flipped through pages, I found this.
“While out walking Daisy, Katherine looked up and saw a lot of birds. She said, “It looks like they are dancing to their music.”
Now, I had absolutely no recollection of this and the entry was dated April 13th of this year. A small passing comment that was cute enough to remember from the time it was said until I got home to write it down but then gone. Without the writing, it would be gone forever.
In some ways, this stresses me out. I go in and out of journaling phases. I often write down snippets on post its that get discarded or forgotten. Sometimes weeks will go by without my writing down a thing that the girls have said or done. So yes- this is stressful. I begin to feel like I need to be writing it all down lest it all disappear.
But then, when I am in a better place, I am able to simply be happy that I have written down anything. Because who would want to forget that the birds look like they are dancing to their own music…
I’ll never look at birds flying the same way again. Thanks Katherine!