Friday, November 12, 2010

Glorious Fall

If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is "thank you," that would suffice. - Meister Eckhart
After days of torrential downpour and dark gray days the sun is shining and it makes me happy.

I had a wonderful day.

After spending the morning writing I took a walk along the boardwalk in our little part of town

People were walking dogs and strollers and smiling. Seriously, almost everyone I walked by smiled and spoke to me. What a difference a little sunshine makes in our moods.

There  must be a seniors apartment or nursing home around here because I saw two elderly ladies in wheelchairs sitting and chatting as they looked out over the water.

I haven't walked through this park in years. I used to take my girls here when it was first being developed and these beautiful town houses were being built.

I always said I wanted to live in the corner one. Back then they were reasonably priced. These days, forget about it.

 But I can dream that I was smart enough to purchase one fifteen years ago. And that I look out this window every morning as I write.

I started thinking about a character who lived in one of these. What if she was walking her dog at dusk, the fog was rolling in and she stumbled across a body washed ashore?

After my walk I met my two fabulous critique partners at the local Starbucks a few blocks away. This is Nikki and Annette. They're going to be famous authors some day and I'll be able to say I knew them when. I'll also be able to say I had a fabulous time on the journey - even if I never arrive at the destination.


Annette Gallant said...

No worries, Anne. I have every confidence that you'll be arriving at that destination-- and sooner rather than later. :)

Michelle Helliwell said...

Anne - sounded like you had a wonderful day indeed. And I love your quote. It is the simple things that we tend to over look, like "thank you."

Best of luck on your journey. You're tenacious and dedicated enough, you'll earn it before you know it.