Laura had posted it, with the description, 'Hey'.
That's Laura. No fuss... just lets you figure it out.
And it made me realize how getting on your laptop with a chickadee IS unique.
As is Laura.
I was thinking about Laura and her brother this morning as I was thinking about my own growing up.
(I'm seriously working on a book about growing up as a twin - and then losing the twin - and all that went into that. It's been 24 years since Peggy's death, and I think I'm ready to write about it - if for no one else's sake but my own.)
Anyway, I got to thinking about how when growing up as a twin you ALWAYS have a buddy.
And maybe that was part of my anxiety in taking baby Laura to the church nursery. She didn't have a little 'other' to be there with her. She was ALONE. Will might have been there, too, but he wasn't her 'other'.
I say all that to say that writing about being a twin is making me REALIZE just how it was.
People would always ask, "So what's it like being a twin?"
Hmm. How do you answer that question - when it's all you know?
Well, writing this book-thing is getting me in touch with that.... and I hadn't realized it would do that for me.
So it's great.
Here are some really random quotes I like, on writing....
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”-------------
I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged.
- Erica Jong
Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.
- Barbara Kingsolver
Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
- E. L. Doctorow
I have a new crazy poll up (upper right).
Thanks for voting!