I visited Charlotte Otter over at her site, Charlotte’s Web and she assigned me the “letter W” to write about 10 Things I Like. Seeing as how I’ve been in the doldrums, I think it would be a good exercise for me to write about things I like…
(Okay, I have discovered this is very mentally challenging for me these days, oddly enough. What are words that start with “w?” This pushes on a part of the brain that I haven’t used for awhile or maybe I do not like many things that start with “w”)
1. Water. I know, a very bland word for something very miraculous and soothing to my psyche–I’m guessing I’m not alone, given all the desktop water fountains I find in stores these days. In fact, right now, the rain is pounding down and making the world feel very small and cozy. I also love oceans and lakes and rivers and fog and ice cubes and well, every form H2O takes.
2. Work. Even though I complain about having to do it, I must admit…I like work in its many forms. Work means being productive, I do so like having a product.
3. Which brings me to Writing. The act of writing is my first love and one that I carry out sometimes with great desperation and others with great care. Regardless, I can’t imagine my life without writing. It is what gives me relief and exhilaration. Especially writing fiction–I can’t wait to be able to write again.
4. Winning. Yes. I love to win.
5. Wands. For some reason, the idea of a wand (yes, as in Harry Potter) greatly appeals to me. I wish I had one, and if I did, I’d be curious as to what my wand would look like and what it might be comprised of.
6. Dessert Wine. (That’s got a W in it, right?). I love dessert wine. Yes I do. Even though I cannot drink right now, I am imagining a glass of Chateau d’Yquem and feeling my toes tickle.
7. Winter. I like winter, with its jackets and snow and rain and barren trees and cold cold cold air.
8. Woods. There is something mysterious yet simple, about the woods. I like walking (yes, that’s a W word!) through them too.
9. Words. I really like them, I really do. They are the writer’s raw materials, and it never ceases to amaze me the ways in which a writer can line up words and make miraculous sentences and images and stories. In the end, they’re all words, but in a particular order. Fantastic!
10. Wonder. I have always been in love with the concept of “wonder,” and I acknowledge how little of this feeling I have for most of my life. I like wonder, I could live with a little more of it in my life and perspective.