The Pen of a Ready Writer: Inspirational Memoir and Journal Writing
My favorite place to write is in my writing room that overlooks an old cherry tree growing outside the window; however, I’ve taken to keeping the curtains closed while I write so I don’t end up taking pictures of winged visitors instead of keeping my pen ready for prose landing in the branches of my brain.
For example: Today’s pictures were taken in my writing room (otherwise known as the “Woman Cave.”).
My other favorite place to write is in my car. I’d like to share something I wrote while waiting for my daughter (who was taking a piano lesson). By the way, she writes incredibly inspiring music. You can listen to my daughter playing one of her own compositions via the studio’s Facebook here:
Here’s the somewhat edited version of what I scribbled down that day:
Here I sit, wearing frumpy clothes in a family friendly car next to a Mercedes convertible, like the one I coveted in my younger years…
… a collage, made from magazine pictures, hangs on my twenty-two-year-old self’s fridge door; it’s a dream about being big enough to lay claim to the small car with the huge price tag.
…instead my womb swelled three times while my wallet waned. But my heart waxed bigger than a parking lot full of luxury sports cars, and it’s still rich in mama love as the old dream of fame fades like a rusting heap of metal.
My lot is gold next to the pittance I once strove for;
wisdom is priceless and eternal.
While the Mercedes awaits the day a tow-truck takes it to the junkyard in the sky, I now aim for the words: “Well done,” by a Master pleased for the road I chose to travel; for even if the world’s price tag on my existence is minimal, I’m grateful for the grace that maximizes my present joy in Christ; His Gold granted me eternal life.
Rust on, forgotten dream, because I’m resting—redeemed.
My heart is overflowing with
a good theme;
I recite my composition
concerning the king;
My tongue is the pen of a
Psalm 45:1 (NKJV)
Crowned with Goodness
My words bless the Lord
As I remember everything
He forgives, heals, and redeems
So my satisfied soul sings
My pen blesses the Lord
As I remember all His Love
For He crowns us with Goodness—
A foretaste of what’s to come.
Wendy ~ 2017
Bless the LORD, O my soul;
And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness
and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagles.
Psalm 103: 1-5 (NKJV)
What more could I ask for?
God’s grants gold that glitters and gives eternally and graciously.
No rust and no bust.
Blessings of Real Gold ~ Wendy
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