“WAG #5: Life In Motion” Sometimes it’s good to approach writing like taking a photograph with words. On the other hand, it’s important to remember that a scene is always in transition. For this week’s adventure, sit in a good observation spot and notice how the scene in front of you changes from one minute to the next. Has the light changed? The sounds? The people? What’s different now compared to when you first arrived? Is there anything you can see (or hear, smell, etc) that is changing right in front of you? Be creative and break the rules! This week is all about change!
From my office:
I am sitting at my desk with my view of the world next to my right shoulder. The outside sun is weak as it enters through the window bringing in white/grey light and dim shadow. As I sit typing--fingers in motion-- the bird sounds change from red-wing black bird to a flock of starlings. Cold wind gusts make the window rattle and moan, then grow silent. A train rumbles through in the far distant. Heat clicks on and blows up the curtains. My little dog Grace pitter pats in, her small feet rustle the carpet. She sniffs the brown pillows on the floor by my chair, turns three times and lays down with a sigh. A roar from the downstairs tele raises up the stairwell as the televised crowd enjoys a basketball game. Downstairs someone is cooking-garlic, warm bread, tomato. Wait is that a snow flake outside? What happened to Spring? The kitchen smells grow stronger-toasted bread, is that soup? The digital clock ticks as the red glowing numbers change. I get up and move out the door. Time for lunch.
Is it cheating to write from my office? Hmmm. Great exercise. Thanks to Nixy Valentine. To read the other WAG members- click on Nixy's blog and follow the list. Also, feel free to join in- instructions for adding your link to the list are also posted on Nixy's blog.
Until next week!