Thursday, March 22, 2007

Taking a Breather

I keep trying to write the story of the Big O, but it simply will not be written. I’ve tried every trick I know. I’ve done stream of consciousness just to get my fingers moving over the keys, I’ve allowed myself shitty first drafts (several), I’ve meditated to try to find my way in. No dice.

So, I’m going to do other things for a bit. Maybe a little gardening. Certainly some walking in the sunshine. Playing with my doggie.

Meantime, Amber at The Believing Soul tagged me for this meme.

May 8:
3 events:

1886: Pharmacist Dr. John Styth Pemberton invents a carbonated beverage that would later be named "Coca-Cola"

1933: Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest of British oppression in India.

1973: A 71-day standoff, between federal authorities and the American Indian Movement members occupying the Pine Ridge Reservation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, ends with the surrender of the militants.

Other birthdays:
1884 - Harry S. Truman, President of the United States and fellow resident of Independence, MO
1940 - Peter Benchley. (the reason my kids are afraid of the ocean)
1943 - Toni Tennille, American singer. (Muskrat Love anyone?)

Deaths:
1998 - Bebe Rebozo, American banker and Watergate figure (Do any of you even remember Watergate?)
2000 - Henry Nicols, AIDS activist (b. 1973)

Holidays:
VE Day
Parents Day in South Korea

4 comments:

Deb said...

The muse will be there when the time is right. If I can do anything to help, you know where to find me. I'll be here waiting and holding you in the circle of my love and prayers. And missing your wonderful stories!

Amber said...

VE day! Yay!

I agree with deb. It will, ah...come, when the time is right. Don't rush it. ;)

:)

Stacy said...

Yes, remember the Watergate scandal. Somehow Md. Governor was involved. His name was Mandel but my mother had me call him "Uncle Buddy" when he came to visit.
muskrat Suzie. . . love it.
Don't force anything, it wont work, the words will come to you like an avalanche when you get out of the way. Love-

Monica said...

You don't have to write that story at all, Jerri. And the minute you realize that, you'll write it.

Love you.