Some days I get writers block.
It’s usually when there is a lot of stuff to process or when big things are happening.
So I rely on photos to get me through until I can settle on something.
Some people say that’s bad,
that they don’t want to click over to a blog just to see a one line sentence and a photo of something mundane.
For me it is sort of a breathing space thing
I’ve been thinking about putting this photo up:
It doesn’t look like much.
some half full glasses
and low lighting.
It may seem mundane and useless
but it represents so much.
It tells a story.
Last month, just before Ivy went into the hospital,
I wrote a post about whether or not I should let the big twins babysit
and you all replied
and we listened
and we went out to dinner – to one of our favourite little tapas places
about half an hour from home.
It was lovely and in hindsight so worth it
and it was successful.
The kids were brilliant, we weren’t too nervous
and since then we have repeated the Saturday night dinner date -
last weekend, in fact.
So the photo may not mean much to many but to us it means a lot.
It’s a grateful photo
It’s a happy photo
It’s captured a moment in time, which was momentous to us
and to the teenagers.
It speaks of trust and love and joy.
It makes me want to thank each of you who commented on that post, for encouraging us to do it.
It’s a wonderful memory.
Sometimes writers block can be a good thing.
It can make you see with new eyes -
a bit like this photo,
you just need to open your heart and mind to all of the possibilities.