“Writers write about things that other people don’t pay much attention to.”
- Natalie Goldberg
I’ve always been described as quiet. I’m quiet because I’m observing the people and things around me. I’m noticing and taking note. Some may call it people watching. Perhaps, others would call it staring. Jane Yolen in her book Take Joy wrote, “ I never turn off my writer’s head.”
I agree. I am constantly feeling inspired to write personal essays. I’m surrounded by writing topics. Some of these subjects are rather serious -- dealing with a chronic medical condition, parenting a mixed-race child.
Other topics are much lighter. I realize that several of my previous blog posts serve as proof that I do indeed write about things that many others wouldn’t even pay attention to.
- Just a few weeks ago, I wrote about the absence of plastic bags in my life. http://wendykennar.blogspot.com/2015/01/pining-for-plastic-bags-that-is.html
- I’ve written about some of the DVDs I watch and why. http://wendykennar.blogspot.com/2014/08/mamma-mia-and-me.html
- There’s my frustration at words not being used correctly. http://wendykennar.blogspot.com/2014/08/mamma-mia-and-me.html
- My delight at owning my car for ten years. http://wendykennar.blogspot.com/2013/12/happys-anniversary.html
- The adjectives that describe coffee can also be used to describe me. http://wendykennar.blogspot.com/2013/05/coffee-tea-and-me.html
When I was younger, I was shy. Now, I’m gathering material.