The Silence of a writer


bougenvillia (Photo credit: emmavn)

The blog has been a bit quiet of late.  Days’ have been filled with writing of another sort – the scientific sort – which, is actually why I enjoy this type of writing…  it allows the hyper analytic publishing for the specific science crowd  /- side of my brain – a rest.   I hope you’ve enjoyed the link to my photo posts (see my last post or Krb-Photo).   The postings there are some of my favorites.

When one is writing for science – one becomes the sort who speaks in the 3rd person, and refers to the rationales and knowns and unknowns… One is well-referenced, and must be crisp and articulate.

The science writing was enjoyable this time, I wasn’t alone, and that in-and-of-itself was refreshing…. two minds planning great adventures, thinking in the known and beyond… It was actually quite fun….  but the science crowd demands attention to details, and so towards the end of the race the partner becomes encourager and you switch back and forth to finish.  15 pages, no more no less, a certain sized font, specific margins, and no typo’s or omissions in stream-of-thought or logic.  Perfection is a requirement.

Today is such a breath of fresh air, finding fresh sweet tomatoes in the garden, watching a new zucchini sprout, running with Teddy through the early morning sprinklers… mounting photo’s taken awhile back, into frames for displays and dallying over little artistic details.

Monday will bring more work, but today is a chance for rest… for reflecting.  For absorbing and appreciating a good productive time of work, and gaining strength for the work and challenges that lay ahead.

Time will tell if the science writing will pay off… a grant… funding for a special project… and special research.  Will we be found worthy?

Only God knows.

Today, I just rest and trust and appreciate the abundance of the day…  Grateful for each moment.

Psalms 62:1-2

1 Truly my soul finds rest in God;
    my salvation comes from him.
2 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.


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