Thursday, October 15, 2009
Still Life , or AFK
Still life...the artistic celebration of the inanimate. The opportunity to capture the beauty in objects destined to remain immovable for as long as we need them to--no itchy noses, wagging tails, or flights of fancy...not with still life.
I, on the other hand, am the antithesis of still life. For me, the hardest thing about my love for writing is sitting still for long enough to translate mental images into words. Fortunately, I have discovered that my very best writing ideas often com when I'm out and about, living, breathing, and interacting in the real-time world. Those of you who keep up with my blog will probably have a difficult time believing this, but I have been largely AFK--away from keyboard--this week, battling cheesecakes, taking care of my family, and doing some much-needed de-cluttering.
I "worked ahead" a bit to create the illusion of my presence. I am back, now, just in time celebrate still life with Beth over at I Should Be Folding Laundry for this week's You Capture challenge.
If you came here looking for a story today, I do have one about this sunflower.
A note for yesterday's readers...please stop by the comments section of yesterday's post for a postscript...