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52 Movies: Week 28 - Out of the Past

So Blue, So White

For several weeks now I've established a routine of going down to the bay every morning with a folding chair, a cup of coffee, and my notebook, and writing for a couple of hours. I also take my phone with me, partly because someone might need to contact me, and partly so that I can set a timer to keep myself from sitting for too long at a stretch (back problems). That obviously presents a great danger of distraction, but so far I've managed to keep it mostly under control. 

What did begin to distract me, though, after the first few days, was my surroundings. There is the constant activity of gulls, pelicans, herons, ducks, geese, kingfishers, and the occasional osprey over and around the water. There is the water itself, the changing light and textures. And a bit to my surprise, the sky, with its constant movement of clouds--not surprise that it is beautiful and changing, but that I find myself paying so much attention to it. Of course that may have something to do with the desire to avoid work. And sometimes I can't resist picking up the phone and taking a picture.



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I'm not sure I could work there. I couldn't even read. Maybe I'd get used to it.

Still, it doesn't hurt any of us to just fill up with beauty. Probably will make your writing better.


I don't think I would work there, either. I would think a lot, though. Lovely.

Janet and Maclin, I know I aimed to have a contribution for each of you for July. When do you next have a space that needs filling?

I'm fine for July, but could use something in August. Maybe the 10th?

"I would think a lot, though."

Yes, and thinking always leads to writing for me, so this works.

Ok, Maclin, I'll aim for that.


I am doing the next one and Maclin is doing the 31st, but he might like to move to August 7, and you could do the 31st. The other way around, you would have two in one week. This would be great for me because my sister is in town the weekend of the 7th, and I sure don't want to have to write one then.


Thanks, Janet. That should work. :)

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