"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Friday, April 24, 2009

Can't Sit Still

This has been the most beautiful morning of the year so far. I've been busy in our sunroom/screened porch--dusting, tidying, shifting furniture, moving the big plants (passion flower, jasmine, fig tree, loquat tree) into their usual positions. I sat in my grandfather's old wooden rocker and read the morning paper, listening to every bird song imaginable. Watching the chickadees and, I think, the cardinals collect bits of leaf and straw. Nesting materials? Looks that way to me!

Says Ruth, "The air smells lovely!

Says Jewel, "I'm planning to sunbathe on the steps all day!"

After spending 3 full days in Concord this week I desperately need to do some writing. But clearly this is not an indoor day. The garden is calling. I'm responding.

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