The question in the lagoon this month: What’s the one thing you cannot write without?
Today’s answer comes from Waterworld Mermaids’ very own, Carlene Love.
One thing, says Alethea. One thing. The. One. Thing. You need to write.
I love her. But this was hard. Until I realized I could make a tiny tweak to our theme. Maybe it’s not the “end all, be all” of writing necessities, but I’ll tell you what, I do much better in its comfy embrace. Without the nighttime, my words would be like sad little kids sitting on a bone-dry slip ‘n’ slide with a water hose stuck in the yard across the street guarded by a frothy-mouthed attack monster of your choice.
Man, that’s not a pretty scene. But hopefully this poem is. Thank you for letting me share why I love to write at night…
I’d like to wake up when it’s safe and dark
Pull back the covers and get in my car
Drive until the road meets the edge of the sea
Call to you
Then hear you call back to me.
We can whisper and let everyone else sleep
It’s okay, you can speak
Your darkest and most beautiful truth
Dear Words, I surrender to you
And only the stars will know what we’ve said
And I’ll drive back home and crawl into bed
~by Carlene Love
Do you love the night too? What’s your favorite thing to do in the dark? I’d love to hear it.
Fishy kisses to you all,
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6 thoughts on “Cannot Write Without: Carlene Love”
…blushing mermaid, xoxoxo.
Oh, that was so lovely, Carlene! Your words always seem to flow so effortlessly. Like the sea. 🙂
My favorite thing to do in the dark? Hmmmmm.
Okay. I won’t go there.
My favorite thing to do late at night in the dark is think. I love just having private, completely silent (most of the time) conversations with myself.
Oh Kim, thank you, mama. That is one of the biggest gifts the nighttime has to offer, I agree with you. xoxo
My favorite thing to do in the dark is to drive down the freeway with the windows open and the radio blaring! Freedom!! Loved it ever since the first time I visited my father in Texas and that’s how he drove us home at night! We did get some bugs & a cigarette cherry hanging out the back seat windows – ouch! The front seat is definitely preferred! But the wind in your hair and the hum of the wheels on the road along with the music is the next best thing to flying! 😉
That. Is. Beautiful. xoxoxo
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