Desire isn’t enough

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Thursday Night Writes

Arizona hummingbird--my muse? Arizona hummingbird-my muse?

I’ve moved from the bed of the dim, cozy casita to the patio adorned with blue sky and sunshine. Little birds chatter in the palo verde trees. The water fountain bubbling in the background competes with the wind chimes in the tree. Helicopters and Canada geese fly overhead while the thrum of a hummingbird draws my attention to the feeder. A ruby glitter signals this is a male. My muse, perhaps?

I have decided to read outside rather than write inside—the comfort of the bed was about to lure me to sleep at eleven in the morning. Or was it the pressure to write that caused my eyes to glaze over, my lids to droop? Yet here I am, outside, surprised to find pen and paper, rather than my Kindle, in hand. How is it that the distractions of a glorious winter morning in Arizona are allowing…

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2 thoughts on “Desire isn’t enough

  1. Kim March 27, 2015 at 8:35 am Reply

    Hi Karen, I want you to know how much I enjoy reading your posts. I’d love to see you when you come back to NH, presuming you will! We’re driving to Iowa the first week of May to visit my uncle. I’m beyond ready for spring and summer. Kim 802-222-4976 cell

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    • Karen Whalen April 6, 2015 at 11:57 pm Reply

      Kim: So great to hear from you!! We will almost be going through Iowa when you are. We are leaving here the 25th of April and will be in VA May 1 for about three weeks THEN back to NH. We definitely need to get together this summer!!! Give my best to Brian!!
      Karen

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