Friday, May 1, 2009

May Sunshine

A good, sunny day.  Easy-peasy ten-mile run, lunch with girlfriends, a pedicure, time with the family.  Now we're packing for the inaugural spring trip to the "cottage" (cue creepy Tina Fey/Tracey Morgan 30-Rock laughter here):  old beach towels, camera, sunglasses, bedding, movies, running shoes for a run by the lake.  I'm looking forward to the adventure and vowing to pay more attention to the details.  A quote I came across that reminds me why I bother to write it all down:

Learn to write about the ordinary. Give homage to old coffee cups, sparrows, city buses, thin ham sandwiches. Make a list of everything ordinary you can think of. Keep adding to it. Promise yourself, before you leave the earth, to mention everything on your list at least once in a poem, short story, newspaper article.
Nathalie Goldberg

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