Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I sit here and just stare at this blank space. I want to put something here, but I don't want to write something just to be able to say I posted today. I have had lots on my mind these last few weeks, but I have a hard time putting words to those thoughts. As I sat here I thought of something I posted back in November of 2007. I am reposting it because it is exactly what I need to say.

Oceans and Straws

I just read something that I have to share...

I've often said that there are times I feel so full, but I can't get anything out. I want to write, but for some reason I have trouble getting my thoughts to make sense...they don't flow well. I was reading the blog of a friend of a friend of a friend....I think...and they said that there were times that they wanted to write but couldn't manage to put anything down on paper. They said it was

"like pushing the ocean through a straw".

I love that word picture. I'll remember that the next time I sit here and stare at my computer screen in agony...my mind filled with an ocean full of thoughts that I can't do anything with!


Joe @ IrrationalDad said...

I'm right there with you. I feel like I'm having a bad case of blogger's block. I was somehow able to push out a post a couple days ago, and have one in the works right now... but the words are difficult. I sure hope it passes soon.

Mamadallama said...

I have a personal blogging journal that I haven't written in for weeks. Frustrating.

Natalie said...

joe - for me i wouldn't even say it's writer's block. stuff is there. it's not like i don't know what to write about. i just don't know how to say what i think sometimes. very frustrating!

mamadallama - yep...very!