Bixby contemplates my morning coffee. What is so magical about it, and what will she do if I sneak a few sips?
Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share hosted by Allison athttps://eclecticali.wordpress.com. I am trying to keep it short, but just to forewarn you, I have the attention span of a gnat this weekend. Work was frustrating yesterday, and I am so tired of the national news dividing our nation even more.
At any rate, I have done my stretches this morning, and I plan to get a walk soon. This is all part of my intention for this year to help me stay healthy and of a positive mindset.
My writing has been coming in spurts this week, unplanned, by the seat of my pants. A pantser, that I am, at times. I’m working on a new idea that is a spin-off of a character in my sequel that is in beta-reading mode, also known as waiting mode. I also wrote a flash- fiction piece in one of the blog challenges this week. It is a nice escape based on characters who got away from their daily grind to live in a luxurious, non-stop vacation world. Only, they have to somehow afford that life. Interested? Read it here: Swindled, 1/07/18. #flashfiction
Sometimes writing is a great escape for me and nothing but. It is its own means to an end. It would be great if I made enough money from it to take grand vacations, but it doesn’t matter. I love what writing does for my mind. This brings me another of the key factors in my focus on seeking or harnessing energy in this new year: music. My mind can race at times with thoughts, ideas, negation of my ideas, lack of ideas, ruminations of my day, etc., etc. It starts when I wake. I have to calm it or tame the run-away train when I need to focus on getting one thing done (writing, cleaning…) or focus on getting myself ready for work and out the door on a workday morning. Music helps. It can also inspire me to get some writing done. Here is my latest discovery that I am dying to share, and I hope you will go check out the video, Taro by alt-J.
The video visuals and the music together are just divine perfection, a comment on the human experience, our beautiful world, an understanding of those around us. I found out this is a tribute to a war-time photographer named Taro, and all of the footage here is of peaceful images. I found this when searching another song by alt-j with psychedelic undertones, because I love them; they take me away, and so does this song and its video. Sometimes I need an escape from my mental chatter. Writing can do that, my favorite out-of-this-world, creepy shows or movies do that (Haven, Haven) , books do that, and music does that, some music more than others. Please enjoy this video. It will surely provide a brief escape for your weekend.
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