Tuesday, January 04, 2011


She couldn't decide quite how to begin, so she just sat there, staring at the computer screen. Maybe another cup of coffee would get the creative juices flowing. Nope. Well, at least she felt perkier. Sarah Hazel was experiencing one of those oft described creative blocks, both as a writer and a painter.

Her grandmother used to say, "I'm gonna do somethin', even if it's wrong." But Sarah couldn't even think of something wrong to do. "How is it," she thought, "that some days are creatively magical, and today is a non-creative dud?"

If her husband were here, he would gently, with a twinkle in his eye remind her that she was doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. (Isn't that the definition of insanity?) And yet, she really thought that if she sat in front of the computer screen long enough, something, anything would happen.

Nope. Nothing.


Alison said...

I love this. You made me laugh out loud.

Sarah Hazel said...

Thank you, Alison.