Telling my throngs of readers, all 3 of you, that I am going to post every Monday and Thursday is going to hold me accountable to doing just that. This is another writing exercise from Natalie Goldberg’s book, Old Friend from Far Away.
I am looking at the back of my friend’s laptop. It is a limey-green green and fits her personality to a tea. My green of choice is a more the color of leaves and grass but she is wild and crazy and has a wonderful creative streak so this one works. For her to have a basic gray or black computer would be wrong.
We are at the airport pretending we’re headed someplace warm. There is a plethora of things to look at. Unfortunately we are seated at a table in the back corner and I am facing the wall so all the action is behind me. We are also by a window but there is a pillar right outside my section of glass. That’s okay. I don’t need anything flashing it’s shininess around and distracting me. Squirrel…
I am also looking at the end of spring break, my week of pretending I’m a professional writer. It’s been fabulous and I’ve loved every minute. Oh to have this feeling all the time. I’m looking at a life where I jump out of bed in the morning. I see a schedule of my own design filled with more of these crazy writing exercises at destinations all over Portland. There is a bit of a selfish aspect to my time being my own. But I see it as more than that. I see it allowing me to be open and available.
I’m looking at my friend, my travelling companion on this excursion, who I believe looks at life somewhat the same way. Everyone should have a friend like that even though they would steal a bite of your chocolate cake delivered to the table while you’re away in the restroom.
Okay guys, 5 minutes using the phrase, “I’m looking at…” GO! Tell me what you saw.