I have been given a special gift of time.
Most of which I have squandered, although
in my defense, I have been mentioned in Housekeeping
Beautiful for keeping up with the housework and laundry!
As much as I want to take time and write,
the process itself means stealing alone time,
which, unfortunately, society has dictated as selfish.
I usually try to juggle work and pleasure—
dusting and vacuuming between commercials,
thereby assuaging the guilt of a little bit of fun.
And how I love to watch chick-flicks,
re-watching some of them over and over.
I have my favorites; it has been a long love affair with TV.
It’s been a friend or companion when I am in need,
and the background chatter means that I am not alone.
It is so ironic that I need quiet to write,
yet, I constantly fill that silence with noise,
which must just be a pacifier for me.
Hey, perhaps I should suck my thumb instead?
There’s a stroke of brilliance, do you think it could work?
from the book: A Redhead Looks at 60,
by Joan Ellen Gage
EMBRACING YOUR INNER CHEERLEADER: http://www.amazon.com/Embracing-Your-Inner-Cheerleader-ebook/dp/B0086WW7AA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&
STRANGER IN A STRANGE SKIN: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/95140
WATER RUNNING DOWNHILL, ROSE EDITION: http://www.amazon.com/Water-Running-Downhill-Words-Empowerment/dp/0692571965/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447021563&sr=1-1&keywords=water+running+downhill%2C+words+of+empowerment%2C+rose+edition
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