Dialogue with My Cat
Cat: It’s time to pay me some attention and not the computer.
Me: I’m writing right now, but I haven’t forgotten you.
Cat: (Jumping from the floor to my lap) I’m not asking, I’m demanding some attention!
Me: Come on! I’ll be finished in a few minute. (Pause) Since you’re up in my lap, can you read what I have written and tell me what you think.
Cat: Hmm…So many words (leaning closer to the computer screen) sounds fine to me. So…You are really enjoying yourself with writing?
Me: I enjoy attempting to write, but there are times I just can’t get the words out the way I picture it in my mind.
Cat: Close your eyes at times and really see the details of your vision and then describe it as you see it.
Me: OK…but when I’m concentrating on writing, getting the vision, and describing on paper, then I forget what I’m doing when you come along and demand that I drop everything to pet and pay you attention.
Cat: That’s what that save icon is for…save the work…scratch me behind the ears and then reread and you’re back on track.
Me: But when I’m on a roll, I really don’t want to be disturbed.
Cat: You know when you talk and pet me, you feel more relaxed and loved which calms you to think better for your writing…pet me and love me and see if ideas don’t pop into your head!
- Sylvio’s Creative Thoughts (swoolard79.wordpress.com)