Normally I have thoughts that scream in my head. Thoughts that beg to emerge onto a computer screen through the tips of my trained fingers. But with each passing day that I don’t write, the thoughts become quieter. They hibernate.
I should make a new list . . . a list of all the posts that I want to write, I need to write, I have to write.
But I don’t.
I focus on the book. Yet, this book is frozen in the computer that is blank . . . unresponsive . . . and quiet
A quiet computer means no squawking bird that alerts me to a mistyped word as Ezra learns his keys. My math facts remain rusty as Asher’s Teaching Textbooks is learned silently at a table.
A broken computer puts a recess on my loud thoughts. Website building keeps me from entering in . . . creating . . . for fear I will mess up my blog designer’s work.
But loudly have we been cleaning the house . . . motivated to action . . . delighting in how proud we feel in our accomplishments. Joyously we celebrate at watered flower beds, swept porches, folded laundry, vacuumed rugs, swept floors, and even . . . dusted furniture.
The sources of loudness has shifted.
And I think it is for the better.
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