Thursday, July 23, 2009


For over a month, I haven’t written in this blog. (Many thanks to the three people who expressed concern over my rumored illness or death.)

Today, I decided to try unclogging the drain in my brain by writing something—anything—on this blog. Wikipedia describes writer’s block as “a condition . . . in which an author loses the ability to produce new work” and offers several causes for writer’s block: creative problems, running out of inspiration, physical illness, depression, the end of a relationship, financial pressures, or a sense of failure.

Whoa, heavy stuff—but my life isn’t nearly that dramatic.

The following were the activities I engaged in instead of blogging (anticlimactic—nothing as spectacular as Wikipedia would lead you to believe):



Cleaning up after redecorating

Entering Stage 8 of my retirement: Laziness

Aging (which requires a surprising amount of energy)

Walking 2 to 4 Miles a Day

And finally, a deep weariness with the thoughts that go on—or fail to go on—inside my head.

So get out the Drano and uncoil the sewer snake. We’re going in to the clogged recesses of my mind. The writer’s block has been there long enough.


Stacy said...

That's the scariest photo of an old lady I've ever seen! Glad the rumors weren't true and you're back to writing!

2to4aday said...

Stacy: If you think it's scary looking at the old lady's picture in the blog, you should try seeing her in the mirror every morning!! Now that's scary.

Actually, I think this is a picture of Miss Havisham from "Great Expectations." The lace reminds me a little of her wedding dress.

Thanks for noticing I'm back! I was afraid everyone would have given up on me.

Elaine said...

I never gave up, but you did scare me being absent for so long.

2to4aday said...

Aha--it was my evil plan: to scare you into calling me! And it worked!

bd said...

LIFE IS GOOD! I'm so glad you are back from vacation!! This day's new entry brought some sparkle to my day:-) Color me happy!!!!!!!

2to4aday said...

I don't think I've ever gotten nine exclamation points PLUS a happy face on a blog comment before! I'll have to lead people to believe I'm dead and then come back to life more often. Thanks for the encouragement, bd!