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Creative mind…

The best time for me to set my creative mind loose is when I’m on my bike. Once I start pedaling at a steady pace, I fall into a trancelike state and my brainwaves fire up to full capacity. What at first might have been a jumble of thoughts and ideas, suddenly starts taking a more definite shape. Sentences explode in my brain and spread rapidly through a complex connection of wires and neurons towards my fingers, making them itch because they feel a deep need to write, to keep up with my mind.

These fingers know that once I get off the bike, life takes over, mundane tasks that need to be dealt with but that get in the way of my still fired up mind and my itchy fingers. The ideas start to frizzle one by one until there is nothing left but a distant memory. Like waking up from a wonderful dream; you try to hold on to it, you can almost taste it at the tip of your tongue before it quietly slips away into nothingness.

When I finally sit down to write, my fingers feel stiff, almost as if the wait made them lose all flexibility. I crack my knuckles, close my eyes and take a deep breath exhaling slowly, releasing the tension in my neck, shoulders and arms, all the way to my fingers. I visualize myself on my bike again, imagine pedaling into that zone, wait for the words to come. I position my fingers lightly on the keyboard and let them fly…

X versus Z

For the love of writing… This blog was created to share our mutual love for the written word. My daughter and I might not see eye to eye on everything, but our love for writing is what brings us back together on level ground. Writing about our hopes and dreams, our fears and sorrows, about anything and… Continue Reading

My very first post…

I’ve been waiting for ages to start a blog. Nagging my daughter to help me with the start up since I’m acutely technically impaired. Begging, pleading, cajoling and even threatening her day after day. And now…finally…it’s done! A bit disorderly and probably totally confusing for the blogging experts and enthusiasts, but it’s here! And I’m so… Continue Reading