Day 130: Note

Sometimes I find myself writing a couple of paragraphs for this blog, only to delete everything and start all over again.

And that’s what I just did.

I was starting to write a pretty involved reflection on the emotions I’ve been feeling today–namely, the sadness that started to well up as I started to think about the friends that we will be leaving behind when we move in a few weeks.

But I’ve decided to resist getting into that, at least for tonight. I think I need to reflect on those feelings in silence for a while, and then see if I can find the words.

And the truth is: I felt many other emotions today as well–excitement, disappointment, happiness, frustration, and so on. I’m content to note these emotions as they arise, and realize that regardless of the emotion–“good” or “bad”–it will come and pass.

Ok, I seem to be drifting back into the involved reflection that I thought I had just avoided. I’ve just spent the past ten minutes writing and deleting sentences; maybe the best thing to do right now is just stop typing….

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4 Responses to Day 130: Note

  1. revdarkwater says:

    If you draft with Dr. Wicked’s “Write or Die” program in kamikaze mode, stop writing and it will do the deleting for you … (grin).

  2. nrhatch says:

    Saying good bye can be sad. But, as you note, even when sad about X, we can embrace the excitement of Y, and the happiness of Z.

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