Today at church a friend introduced me to a stranger like this: “And this is Susie. She’s a writer.” Can you picture stars and rainbows shooting out of my friend’s eyeballs, and maybe even a few unicorns with sparkles and glitter? (are sparkles and glitter the same thing?)
The stranger held her hand out to me, her twinkling eyes ready to start shooting out similar rainbows and trash. I stopped that quickly.
“It’s very nice to meet you. I am a writer, but I’m a very lazy writer. Very, very lazy.”
I apologized for being Me.
With a tilt of her head, a smile and gentle withdraw of her hand the stranger sorta laughed and then her smile started to sag. My friend continued to shoot pink confetti out of her grinning teeth next to me, which did not help my heavy feeling of guilt.
Writer’s write. I have written emails, FB posts, notes for grocery lists, and reminders on my mirror. My writer’s group and I did start a multi-author story thread, which is what has prompted this post. I can write. Yes, I can. And I can write without the need for pictures or photos to sweeten the pot.
You see, WordPress will not let me download or upload any of my photos because of some security breach between iPhoto and WP. (FB loves my pictures) I have had a lot to write about, but they all need the photographs to go with the words. But, this post isn’t about a digital image. It’s about the words and about me working to be a better writer that will smile back and say “It’s a pleasure to meet you”; because that’s who I’m meant to be.
So, until I can get things straightened out with WP, my posts will be photo-less. Pictures speak a thousand words that I will now have to write while l workout at my computer sharpening my skills.