Image for post
Image for post
Sound Of The Surf = The Most Zen Thing On Earth

I’ve been writing on Medium now for a few months. Most of the time I have a topic or two on the back burner I can ‘go to’. Drafts that are sitting there waiting to be fleshed out. Occasionally there will be a bit of a dry spell where I’m just not feeling it, so I let it be. I’ve found when I try to force it — even with a great subject — whatever I write is completely shit.

Last night, however, my brain was nearly manic with things I wanted to write about. I even woke up in the middle of the night and made note of a subject that came to me. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

I’m not sure if I’ll be tickling any of these subjects into anything worth while or not. Sometimes I sit down with a topic in mind and something else will have happened to me that day and BAM — that’s what gets put down. Or a story that started out about one thing takes an entirely different twist as it pours itself out onto the screen.

There is a Zen to this process. As I’ve said in other pieces, if you’re reading this and finding something that rings true — I’m glad. But this is about me, doing what I need to do. And leaving a window into my life, thoughts, feelings, and soul — Real Ann — behind for my grand kids.

If any of them turn out to be writers, I hope they love it as much as I do. I hope they feel The Zen of it. I hope they can release their words into The Universe with the intention of knowing whoever needs to read them will somehow find them.


Written by

Self discovery in progress, stay tuned

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store