Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

making it up

Teacup photo 'cuz I got nothing, and sometimes, if I just start writing, the ideas will come. It's like pushing the car till it's rolling, then hopping in and and putting it in gear to get the engine started. What's that called, anyhow? A compression start? It takes a manual transmission and you used to get a hill full of "project" cars next to just about any highschool because the boys who owned the cars couldn't count on the engine starting without help..

This teacup makes me think of poetry and other writing. A good writer crafts a tight vessel that the reader will fill with his or her own meaning. But the shape and appearance of the vessle will dictate, to an extent, what goes into it. You COULD eat chili from a porcelain teacup, but a thick stoneware bowl is more likely to hold chili, and the cup is more likely to be filled with tea.

Yeah, and having gotten thus far, I still got nothing. Oh well. I'll have another hat done by the end of the day so hat photos tomorrow. Meanwhile, the brain lies fallow.


  • At 8:05 AM , Anonymous Dave Daniels said...

    Ok, since you posted a tea cup, how about tea info? When you have your tea parties, do you use tea bags or loose tea? Do you use an infuser? What are your favorite teas? Cream and sugar? Lemon? Pure cane sugar?

  • At 9:06 AM , Anonymous Lisa Nowak said...

    "A good writer crafts a tight vessel that the reader will fill with his or her own meaning. But the shape and appearance of the vessel will dictate, to an extent, what goes into it."

    I like that. It's so true that even when we tell a story, it has difference meaning to different people, depending on their experiences. And we can reverse this logic to help us write. I've never had the person I loved most in the world nearly die in a car wreck, but I can draw on my own grief and fear from other experiences to craft a realistic reaction from my character when it happens to him. It's this commonality of emotion that allows our stories to have such impact, whether they're presented in a tea cup or a thick stoneware bowl.

  • At 1:46 PM , Blogger Got It From My Mama said...

    Very interesting blog ..cfan't wait to see your hat.

  • At 3:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    you're right. Sitting down and just starting to write often works. I do that with my blog all the time. No idea what i want to say, it just comes at some point. Or doesn't.

    Love the tea cup. How long til you get here?

  • At 3:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You're right. SOmetimes you just have to sit down and write, and something comes. I do it with the blog all the time. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

    So how long til you arrive here?

  • At 6:12 AM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    Honey, the image of the hill full of 'project cars' is plenty. I remember that hill. I used to park on it!


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