Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Loving the Questions

Question:  What will you do when you're alone?

Answer:  Mom appeared at the Spur today, bought me a cup of coffee, and distracted me from my work.  We walked around Utica for a bit, down the middle of the streets.  I found a nail, picked it up and twirled it as the gravel crunched under my flip-flops eventually throwing it away and dreaming of the day someone had without a flat tire.  That person is going to love that day.  I like the surprise of seeing my mom sitting across from me sharing some forbidden gas station nachos with too many jalapenos when I had planned to be alone.

Question:  What happens when Nora rolls herself up in your exercise mat and you take one end and pull really hard?

Answer:  Nora spins down the length of the living room laughing hysterically, and you, of course ask her if she minds doing that again.

Question:  When do you know you are ready to teach a class?

Answer:  When you remember it's not about you.

Question:  What do you do when you write something you don't understand?

Answer:  Keep writing.  If it doesn't surprise you, why bother?



  1. Yeah. I just wrote something, and I didn't know what was going to happen.

    I like what happened.

    (See most recent blog post... :) )

    By the way, I would love to witness rolling Nora the length of the living room... :D

  2. If it doesn't surprise you, why bother? Read Paul Simon's article on songwriting in American Songwriter magazine. So cool. I've got it on my coffee table. That guy's good. So are you.