Sunday, February 28, 2010

Press The Time

'Tis time I wrote more than a FaceBook status or two each day. Who doesn't love expressing their thoughts? Who doesn't often think, "Oh, I just thought a clever think"?
Other People would enjoy reading my cleverness. I will write it down, or type it out, just as soon as I finish this next most pressing task.
But more tasks press down, press the time clear out of my day. I don't type. I don't exercise. I don't have coffee with friends. The diapers, the meals, the picked-up toys and swept-up rooms are important, I know they are. But no one else remembers them. I remember them, and their memory pushes the clever thoughts away. I want to have more on my mind.

Thanks to my cousin Mary Clare, whose two first names rise and fall in perfect rhythm, for telling me to write.


  1. And actually, I don't know if exercise is something I want to remember any more than housework, it is just something else that I need to want to do.

  2. i will read anything you write. i'm definitely with mary clare in the fan are a good writer...i'm quite envious at times. just make 2 or 3 times for yourself a week(maybe 15 to 30 minutes each time) to write. i know i only have one child, so i definitely cannot empathize with the demands put on you, but i think your husband is pretty cool and could handle you taking 15 to 30 minutes to just write...i'm praying that you you!

  3. Ditto Mandi. On all of it. Especially the envious at times part. You have a very natural gift as a writer. Thank you Mary Clare for encouraging Honour to write again! :)