Asking How, in words on Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

Photography taught me that to be able to capture transience, by being ready to click the shutter at the crucial moment, was the greatest need I have…And I felt the need to hold transient life in words–there’s so much more of life that only words can convey–strongly enough to last me as long as I lived. ~Eudora Welty

This morning I asked God how I could get going again on my writing projects…on my own life. Well, actually first I grumbled, as I had been for days, but this morning I finally remembered that grumbling never got me anywhere but more deeply stuck. The answer for any stuck situation is one word: How?

A simple answer, not one I would have expected: Clean your desk. You’ve forgotten the ritual of cleaning your desk. It is not one to be done once, then ignored. You will return to this ritual again and again.

My desk has been scaring me for days, no, actually for weeks. Cleaning it will bring forth courage, and the beauty of orderliness. Cleaning it will clean out all the internal baggage of yesterday and propel me forward into the creative energy of today. Cleaning my desk is probably one of my greatest creative tools.

Starting Wednesday out right…
Dear God, thank you for wisdom. All I need do is ask how and listen. You will answer. Amen. So it is.

Grace and peace,

3 thoughts on “Asking How, in words on Wordless Wednesday

  1. Good Morning Dear Friend……It is SO good to see you back and inspiring others again. You have been dearly missed. You know how it is when you walk out to the mailbox and it is filled with junk mail and bills, but every once in a while you find a “real” handwritten note or card from a friend. That is what happens when there is a new post from CAM!!. A bit of friendship, words of inspiration, and a little nudge to keep me motivated. And yes, I have the same cluttered painting table in my ceramic shop, that limits my creativity. Maybe today I should clean off the tables instead of trying to work around the growing messes! Thank You! and have a great day!!


    • It is amazing how just cleaning the desk has seemed to at least get me to a boarding gate. And I found interesting things! Thank you for Your inspiration, dear Carolyn.

      Hugs, CurtissAnn


  2. I feel the same way with my quilting projects. I get bogged down in the mess. True, the mess is of my own making and I know where I put stuff and when, but pretty soon, it buries the creativity and inspiration for new things. I agree, just clean off that area, find some inkling of an inspiration and go for it.


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