There is this hippie writing technique I picked up somewhere along my psuedo-artistic journey. It's simple really, before you start your soon-to-be-inspired prose, you light a candle, a "focus candle," and it reminds you to stay on task. You can pray or incant or breathe or stretch before during or after the lighting of the candle and ...
I am never focused enough to remember to light the stupid focus candle.
I lit it today:
I lit it and then I got the camera and I took a picture of it and then I downloaded the image and then I inserted the picture above. Wasn't I supposed to be focused on something?
Here's the kicker, I am supposed to stay focused because I only have a little time today and I can only devote so much of my time and brain to this page of nothingness. It's energy outlaid with none returning. (That damn candle is giving me flashbacks to the seventies, man.)
Knowing I only would really have time for one longer, more, uh, developed - better written - uhm, gooder, post this week I got to thinking about what I would put my mind to today; what one thing touched me or moved me or tickled me or soared my soul this week. This came to mind:
Yep pretty cool, “Nick Peebles Boy Detetive (detective) #28.” I’ll let you assume that’s his badge number although, I know it is not. His very hip sunglasses are stashed up in there and, well, I am afraid to look any deeper, it might be booby-trapped. (If they don't start working on spelling soon ...)
I remembered this image with a chuckle:
It’s a pair of Zack’s underpants dangling out of his drawer. It’s the first time that’s officially happened and it actually made me laugh outloud. It conjured up messes and bad habits and smells and so much more yet to come. And yes, that is a lava lamp – a lot safer than an open flame on a wooden desk very near a stack of old school papers. (What is that smell?)
This was a top contender as well:
From Marci's "... things you don't expect to hear from the backseat.."
"We're a couple of greasy ducks, the happy kind."
I know I like my ducks greasy and happy ...
Just don't get 'em too close to the f***ing focus candle.