Flowers in California

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Keep Bothering

I hope that each of you enjoys reading this blog.  I expect that you get a sense from it that I enjoy writing.  I do; it is my passion.  There are times, however, when I don't feel positive about it.  Here are some words I found this evening in one of my notebooks:

The house would be a lot tidier if I didn't have notebooks and newspapers and books and pens and things to read and things I'm writing and things that inspire.
Maybe that would be better.
Maybe my words are clutter.
Maybe the world doesn't need more.
That's what it feels like right now.  Who cares?  Shut up.  Stop making noise, on paper.  Just be still.  Would that be better, more peaceful, simpler, healthier?
Should I just give up, & keep it simple?
Why try so hard?
Why try at all?
Why bother?

What a sad person I would be if I gave in to discouraging thoughts like that.

I plan to keep on bothering.  I hope that all of you know and pursue your passions.  And keep bothering, always.



  1. Keep bothering Joanne! Your writing is lovely and it's comforting to know that others share the same feelings/concerns/joys that we do. :)

  2. Keep making noise on paper, Joanne. So many of us enjoy your witty, wry and touching observations on life. Keep doing what you're do it well.

  3. Thank you both so much, Jill and Lisa. Your words mean so very much to me!