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Emily Grossman

Writer's Colander

September 15, 2007 at 7:43 AM

So many times I have thought of beginning something in here, of materializing my thoughts into cohesive words, but they won't come.

I cannot write.

It's not that I have nothing to say. It's as though the governing current has slipped steadily through small holes, its energy channeled down into another stream of communication for the time being.

I do have another color pencil drawing entering the final touch-up stage. I'm very excited about its completion, as it's been swallowing me up for two weeks now. Each new picture swallows me up by about thousand words, I think.

I've two more weeks until the art show. Two more weeks of leaving the headlights on, of forgetting the bills, of late night pacing monologues. Then Musician Emily will replace Artist Emily, just in time for the symphony's upcoming performance of Carmina Burana. (Of course, who's to say Musician Emily doesn't forget her headlights, too?)

From Antonello Lof├╣
Posted on September 15, 2007 at 2:41 PM
you play violin, you paint and you want to write too!

Leave some skill to other people!!!

Actually I don't know if you can cook too......mmmmhhh


From Tom Holzman
Posted on September 15, 2007 at 5:36 PM
Good luck with both your lives! You are an inspiration to us all.
From Pauline Lerner
Posted on September 15, 2007 at 5:36 PM
You write beautifully and frequently, Emily.

I often have a couple of things in my mind to write about, but it takes me a while to actually do it.

From Emily Grossman
Posted on September 15, 2007 at 8:06 PM
It has to simmer in a stew pot on the back burner of the stove, doesn't it?
From Albert Justice
Posted on September 15, 2007 at 9:13 PM
Can't write indeed! I didn't just throw down a 5 course venison based country feast for the family either.
From Laurie Niles
Posted on September 16, 2007 at 5:11 AM
I understand. I've been making quilts instead. Quilts for American Girl dolls. And. Scrunchies. Ribbony scrunchies for 10-year-old girls on my daughter's soccer team.

You see my blog! Nada!

But I'll be back. And so will you!

From Albert Justice
Posted on September 16, 2007 at 1:25 PM
I call it putting ideas in the que, and giving them enough time to mature--sometimes--obviously.
From Emily Grossman
Posted on September 16, 2007 at 4:37 PM
You quilt, Laurie? So do I! Haven't made time for it in a couple of years, though. You should share your projects.

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