Saturday, November 19, 2005

In Other News

I decided to have the argument with myself to quit writing--the argument revolves around too much energy expended with too little return. Energy better spent studying something that would provide a 401k plan and keep us from eating cat food when we retire, or being a better mother, wife, friend, daughter, keeping a cleaner house--insert whatever is being neglected in my life while I'm writing here:______. The pragmatic side seemed to be winning. Then while I was sitting in the armchair I never sit in, nursing Emily and looking out a window I never look out of, captivated by a flock of chimney swallows ribboning between the houses across the street, I knew, once again, the argument had been settled.

6 comments:

jeannine said...

I have that same argument with myself every day.

LitByFire said...

I'm glad you decided to stick around!

Patry Francis said...

If it hadn't been settled already, the clarity and loveliness of this post should have done it.

Paula said...

good to read we are having the same argument..and concuding it the same way:-)

Paula

http://paulagrenside.typepad.com/wingtips/

gina said...

I wish I could take practicality out of this argument all together and become a mere scribbler again. Napkins and receipts. Is that the same argument?

Suzanne said...

Thanks, Ladies. :-)

And G, I would argue that that's the same argument. ;-)