Thursday, May 13, 2010

Paint With Me Thursday: Circles

Simply Feather

I think I lost a few days...seems like only yesterday I was writing a similar time flies when you're having fun. Or when you have three consecutive days off...not that I'm complaining. 

for this weeks challenged I definitely had some trouble finding inspiration...(seems to be a theme here lately)

any way
I was going to do this nifty little display where I made some yo-yo flowers...

but when I realized how long it would take to make what I wanted to make..I abandoned that and called my mom

So then later, I went back to work trying to figure out what to do...I was seriously lacking any ideas I just kinda winged it...I cheated again this week...but I figured it's in keeping with the theme so maybe it's not really cheating...well maybe just a little...

In November I participated in National November Writing Month (a competition where you challenge yourself to write a 50k word novel during the course of November, my novel was like that movie Gremlins...I fed it after dark and it went nuts..took six months to write and is almost 200k words). This is a passage from the novel.

 and if you cared, here's the entire passage (it makes more sense, how it ties in with the theme this week)

Look at it this way. Life is like a road trip, okay. You have a route mapped out, places you want to go, things you want to see - people you want to meet. On this little road trip called life, there are detours, unexpected stops. You're traveling down the highway and there's an attraction you didn't plan for, so you pull off the highway to see it, but on your way back to the highway you get lost. You have accidental babies or marry your ex- boyfriend's best friend, but eventually you find the highway, and once again you are bumbling along through life."

"I get it, but what's your point Mom? What's this got to do with Ryan?"

"My point, sweetheart, is that sometimes you've got to take the long way around to get exactly where you were meant to be all along. Life's full of little hiccups and detours, flat tires and low gas fifty miles before the next gas station. It's up to you to either live life by the map you keep stashed in the glove box or toss it out the window. My point, is that maybe, Jack - God rest his soul - was just an unplanned stop on your road map. My point is that maybe Ryan is exactly where you were meant to be all along. You just took a little bit longer getting there. My point is that you've come full circle. Now what are you going to do about it?"

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  1. Wow, Nicole! I'm not sure what to say, other than that as someone who has had a few detours, this really resonates with me. I am a planner, and very few things in my life went according to plan. I had to learn that it's okay to have a plan, but you have to find joy and beauty in the unexpected, alternate routes.

  2. amazing post. amazing photo. amazing quote. i love that quote! it is so true on so many levels. and that picture is perfection. frame that puppy, for real!

  3. Oh wonderful. You are an amazing and compelling writer. It makes me want to know what happened before this point and what she decides to do. I could never imagine writing something that long and comprehensive.



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