Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday Monday

I got on Facebook this morning and saw this....

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.”
Anais Nin

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
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