Monday, January 19, 2015

Random Thoughts...

“Good writing is always about things that are important to you, things that are scary to you, things that eat you up.”—John Edgar Wideman
I discovered The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor this morning. I'm surprised I hadn't found it before. I've been a fan of Keillor for a long time, through public radio. His voice is soothing to listen to, and on this site there is a short reading each day. Listening to it makes me want to read more and also to write.
As I sit typing, I can hear a flock of ducks overhead. The sound cut through the silence of this Monday morning, this Martin Luther King Day. A typical Monday, at this time of the morning, would be filled with traffic noise. Cars rushing by on their way to who knows where. Jobs, school, shopping. This morning is so quiet. In the distance I hear a solitary vehicle. It takes me back to my childhood home, a peaceful place. Peace. A beautiful word. A state of being. A dream. Wishing you peace today and always.
© 19Jan2015 ajj


Donna said...

Not heard of Keillor...and sometimes the quiet can be so Erie!
You doing alright girlfriend???
Missing you!

Nita Jo said...

Thanks for checking in! Life has been a little rocky, but I'm doing ok. Keillor is an author and storyteller. He's also a radio personality and host of the radio program, A Prairie Home Companion. The radio program is usually broadcast on public radio on Saturday afternoon or evenings. There's always some folk or country music as well as the stories. :D

Donna said...

Ok, just check in once in a while...I WORRY!HAhaaa