It’s time to participate in the April A-Z Blog Challenge. I will be blogging every day in April, with Sunday’s off.
The topic for each day will begin with the designated letter of the alphabet.
This Saturday’s letter is W for Writing My Story.
I started writing this blog shortly after my son became ill. It was where I went when I needed an emotional release.
I am grateful that I also found a compassionate and supportive community.
Ross is my biggest fan. I watch his face intently while he is reading what I have written.
I have seen him smile, laugh out loud and even cry.
He tells me, “It’s good, really good.”
And I respond, “You always say that.”
I used to love to tell stories. I feel that my imagination is aging, though. It is getting stale, I believe. I like to play with words, but I feel as though I have used up all the words.
It is ironic that I began writing this blog to help me cope with sadness and grief. But grief and sadness are wearing me down, I suppose. They make me too weary to write sometimes.
Perhaps I should escape my reality with a story.
In my story my spirit would soar.
I would breathlessly run up to the mountain top so that I could see the world. I would throw my anger over the edge.
My tale would be filled with lavender and daffodil and aqua blue.
At the end of my story my heart would be whole.
Ross will read my story. He will smile, laugh out loud and even cry.
He will tell me that, “It is good, really good.”
And I will respond, “Yes, it is.”
I have never taken a writing class. I am toying with the idea of doing that. I thought about a beginner, basic creative writing course. I might be able to find something at the local community college. Maybe online, even.
I wonder what that would be like for me at this stage of my life.
Why not check out other good stories written by the more than 2,000 bloggers participating in the 2014 A-Z April Challenge.