A blizzard of words in January


Some days the writing comes quick and easy. The words fall out of the sky like manna from heaven or the flurry of snow that blanketed the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast in January and ranks as the fourth largest nor’easter since 1950.

snowThey come fast and furious in a blizzard of thoughts and I try my best to keep up. And then on other days, the words and images in my head are packed together tight like thick molasses. They ooze in one direction, then another, but refuse to come out of the bottle.

On those days, it’s best to remember the good times — the snow days so-to-speak — and pray they come again. In any event, I’ve been fortunate so far this year. Here’s a recap of some of what I’ve written over the past four weeks:

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2 thoughts on “A blizzard of words in January

  1. Ted

    Keep it going, Brian. Today’s post reminds me of one of my favorite quotes:

    “A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket” — French poet and essayist Charles Péguy.

    (In the original: “Un mot n’est pas le même dans un écrivain et dans un autre. L’un se l’arrache du ventre. L’autre le tire de la poche de son pardessus.” From “Victor-Marie, comte Hugo,” 1910.)

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    1. Thanks Ted for the encouragement . . . very helpful. I’m still “feeling my way” with the blog. The pieces that I thought were some of my better writing haven’t always gotten a ton of views or drawn a lot of responses from friends or family.

      While others that I thought were trite or just okay have drawn some great feedback. I’ve found it extremely interesting to see what touches people. For example, I almost didn’t post today’s blog since it’s just a summary, but I’m glad now that I did.

      Love the quote. Had never seen this one, but so very true. Thanks for reading!

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