Thursday, April 5, 2012

in miniature

I've been wading in a shallow tide pool,
a hint of the ocean my life should be.
I set up a dollhouse, a miniature version
of where I ultimately want to live.
Small tokens and gestures keep me feeling
Connected to far off goals.

Time for Thought

What a challenge it is to carve out time for writing--which is really carving out time for thinking--when I'm caring for a small child. I identify with Virginia Woolf's sentiments in A Room of One's Own. To really create thoughtful work, I need space, time, and certain amount of financial independence. Although it sometimes feels like a necessity to do such work, it usually also feels like a luxury. Thoughtfulness is a habit to be cultivated.