Tuesday, April 03, 2007

word quilt

It is cold and rainy outside. I hear the drip, drip, dripping outside my writing room window. Later it might even snow. I have lit a rose scented candle and am utterly comfortable in my long johns and old flannel shirt. My old cat snores at my feet and wolfie has happily come in from the rain to chew on a bone.

When summer comes, I will miss the way it feels when the furnace kicks on. I will miss the hum of warm air against the threat of cooler temperatures. This morning my job is to stitch the pieces of my past together with words--like a quilt. Conditions are perfect.

How can I not be grateful for what my life is right now?

14 comments:

Vesper said...

i LOVE furnace sounds!

Leah said...

thank you for such a lovely post, i'm feeling the gratitude and love emanating from your words. (((hugs)))

The Dream said...

perfect writing conditions - how did you do?

man, i am my least productive during the summer, always so much going on. i'm hoping to carve away chunks of time for myself this year.

hey, what about the coffee - you didn't bail on caffeine, did you?!

Creek Woman said...

Hi Jessie,
It just started storming here in Kentucky. The trilogy - rain, lightening, thunder. . . oh, and the panting of my little westie-poo, Bailey! I have a hazelnut-scented candle burning and am in my comfy sweat-capris :) I love the idea of stitching your past together with words to make a quilt. Gratefulness rocks :)

Hugs,
Bette.

acumamakiki said...

You've captured perfectly the very best of what winter is. I love the image of your cat snoring, it made me nostalgic for some fuzzy love.

Jo said...

You have a beautiful way with words, I love the thought of stitching your past together to make a quilt.

Laura said...

Jessie,
keeping it simple and real love it.
Thanks for you comment on the posts, I spend a lot of time at computer little by little thougth I'm visiting other sites but it a tough thing to do and keeping busy on the stuff you need to. Thanks for stoping in now and then I hope that I can make it around too to everyone site to say hi.
Peace enjoy the moments.
~v~

Bohemian Mom said...

Wow, your writing makes me feel like I'm in the room with you.
And although, I'm not a huge fan of the cold snowy blizzards here,I could never live down south where it never snows. I wouldn't miss the changing of the seasons for anything.

bee said...

loooooving you.

Kristine said...

I like the visual that pops into my head when I think of the phrase "word quilt". :)
I hope all is well. Thinking of you...

bella said...

I feel the same way today. I hope you were able to get some good writing time in.
((hugs))

Riggwelter said...

Oh I do enjoy catching up on your blog, you are a talented writer, such wonderful imagery...

xx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely to pop in and say Hi to one of my favourite writers. Hope you had a good week?
Love Lizzi

Maddy said...

I adore the rain - i love to stay inside when
it is raining - read with tea to the sound of the
rain - fall asleep to the sound of the rain...
and yes...oddly enough - i love the sound of
the furnace as well!


and cats purring - or my dog "sighing"

i love that...