Friday, April 8, 2011

Simplicity of Thought

I've been thinking a lot about simplicity. I'm thinking about it for several different reasons, but they all keep coming back to one thing. I need to simplify, clarify and solidify my thoughts.

There is so much going on in my head right now - good and bad. It's so incredibly easy to let it all get snarled and out of control.

I want to DO things. I want to make something that starts as a spark of creativity in my muddled brain and is then translated into something made by my hands... but when your brain is muddled, too many 'great ideas' vie for attention, and you end up with this:

- yep. You really are looking at my kitchen table. Yes, there really are a dog leash, light bulbs, a coozie, and a stuffed rabbit mixed in with my crafting supplies. Not a place where creativity can be fostered or expressed.

Come to think of it, that table is a visual representation of my current thought process. You can see why simplicity is calling to me...

I want to SAY things. I want to write about all of my soapbox issues. I want to make myself heard as a woman, a mother and a smart-alec in her (late) 30s. I want to stand on my front lawn and crow my truth at the top of my lungs like the birds eating my grass seeds... damn birds... see - off topic in less than four sentences. Simplify.

What I really need to do today is to live in the present. What can I do TODAY? Well, today I can clean off my table so that my family can have a meal together. Today I can organize my supplies so that when the perfect idea finally makes itself heard, I can move forward with it instead of becoming bogged down in extraneous mess. Today I can take it easy on myself and make some space in my brain so that my thoughts can untangle. Maybe when they do, an interesting combination of words will rise to the surface. I'd love to tell a story...


  1. Presence. I'm soooo working on that right now too. You're going through a lot right now, Missy. And I'll gladly read any of your stories when they're ready...