The workbook assignment this morning– “Write about being really angry.”
Damn! I DO it so well. Why is it so difficult to write it?
This whole project with Haliʻa Aloha is stretching me. I feel like pizza dough– when you place it in the middle of the pan and try to spread it toward the edges. It keeps recoiling, wanting to remain a tight ball. It’s that elasticity you feel when you work the dough– the same elasticity I feel inside some days. I want to write the way I have always written. My “skilled pen” fights the command to stretch– to reach for he manaʻo (ideas with feeling) that are beyond my comfort zone.
This post is a detour– a diversion from the morning assignment. Now, I need to get back and “write about being really angry.” Thanks for giving me “time out”.