Take Your Own Sweet Time: A Writer Wednesday PostNovember 5th, 2014 | Posted by in Essays | News | Publication News
SpeedingLight, photo & all text ©Irene O’Garden, 2014
I get as speedy as anyone, but when I found this thought in an old notebook this week, it slowed me into a long morning of design.
Notwithstanding my recent post on retouching, I thought you might enjoy a little peek behind the curtain. Here’s the photograph on which it is based:
I snapped this picture of our malfunctioning water-treatment unit to email the technician.
We all have to deal with maintenance, chores, errands. But taking our time– with a scribbled thought, a homely image, or the dailiest of tasks– is what sweetens our time.
Have a sweet week.
Publication News: I’m happy to say that in honor of Thanksgiving, Untreed Reads, is offering 30% off the price of my Pushcart Prize-winning essay, Glad To Be Human when you buy it from their website. Some people make reading it aloud part of their festivities and it’s a welcome gift .