Time for the weekly Slice of Life at the Two Writing Teachers blog. Tweet at #SOL14
Thanks Stacey, Tara, Dana, Beth, Anna and Betsy!
Bill Moyers says "Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous." I have Mondays off, and even with Mondays off I am busy. Busy with my work, busy with my writing and reading, busy taking care of my home, busy with family and friends. There are times when I don't want to do anything exciting, and this November 3rd was one. Wet weather is unusual here in Denver, and I knew from the weather report that it was on its soggy way from the northwest, and still I was surprised to wake up in the early 'still-dark' morning to rain pounding on the roof. It was loud enough that I had to rise, open the shades and look. Yep, rain. Earlier, a little snow had drifted onto the grass and car (no garage), but now, rain.
The rush into winter time kept me up for a hot cup of coffee and the checking of e-mail and finishing my blog post. Gloomy, wet, wish-I-could-stay-in kind of day. The mundane will continue. I had a dental check-up at ten. I took my time, read more posts, showered, got ready and took off. The marvelous part so far is that I didn't have to hurry, I could actually wear a sweater, and I like the hygienist a lot. It's great to see her and catch up on her news, about her young boy, about the trips she took this past summer. No problems, teeth cleaned!
Continuing the mundane into the marvelous. I spent the next hour and a half at a Crate and Barrel store, browsing and browsing, imagining what one large jar would look like in my home (I didn't buy it.), looking and sitting in numerous beautiful sofas (I don't need one.), and gazing at the hundreds (yes, hundreds) of Christmas ornaments they've displayed. (Nope, didn't purchase one.) But I loved the looking, loved that I could take the time. Did I buy anything? Yes, one mundane thing I've been wanting (needing) for a while. My can opener is old, very old, and sometimes doesn't cut all the way through. I bought a new one. Can't get much more mundane than that. But I will appreciate it all the more because it'll remind me of this marvelous, slow day when I was able to do all the browsing I wanted, my mundane (and loved) slice of life.