We’re almost at the end of our house painting project… thank goodness, as we’re both exhausted. After painting there’s the cleaning, rearranging, and redecorating. Each step in this process is immensely satisfying to me. This kind of work gives immediate results. I always say you have to live in a house for a while until you figure out where everything should live.
I’ve swapped the guest room and made it my creative space for writing, sewing, and crafting. The room I used as an office has become the guest room with plenty of space to accommodate a queen-size bed. Perfect! I can sew on this side of the room.
This painting project helped us maneuver through the virus crisis by keeping us busy. I’ve had much to think about during these quiet hours with paintbrush in hand. On April 16th, my husband and I will celebrate our thirty-fifth wedding anniversary. We had a trip planned to San Francisco, but with the pandemic that plan changed.
On April 18th, I will turn sixty-two years old. During these stressful times, I feel the advancement of age most keenly. I know I must move forward by embracing change and accepting the oddness of this new normal. It also means that I need to finish some writing projects that I’ve left hanging around. I need to let go of my fears.
This week, you had the chance to write about whatever you wanted using the poetry form of your choice. Many of you wrote poetry that reflected your feelings about the insecure times we live in. Some of you shared poetry that spoke of spring as it appears in all its glory. Others honored the Easter holiday. Congratulations to all the participants. I enjoyed your poetry!
Find more links to the poetry from this challenge HERE. Please stop by and check them out!
Meanwhile, here are a few poetry stars to sample:
Ruth Scribbles: My Take
Frank Tassone: Hope in a Time of Corona
Jude Itakali: Fantasy #Haikai
Sally Cronin: Springtime
Merril Smith: After the Storm
Kerfe Roig: Seagull
Dorinda Duclos: Easter Secrets
You’ll find more amazing poetry tomorrow with a new challenge. See you then!