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elsa - word, story, image idea music person
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A big question - how to do this?elsa - word, story, image idea music person
I know it can be done, but

I can do this,elsa - word, story, image idea music person
but it takes a lot of doing.

It's easiest in the morning. elsa - word, story, image idea music person
Everything seems possible then.

 

What do you see when
you see me, I wonder.elsa - word, story, image idea music person
I keep trying. I'm not sure
what will happen. But over
and over again, I keep
trying - because something
in me doesn't give up, not
forever anyway.

 

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So here I am,
looking out, wondering...
elsa - word, story, image idea music person
How to do this?

 

A big question - how to do this?elsa - word, story, image idea music person
I know it can be done, but

 

I can do this,elsa - word, story, image idea music person
but it takes a lot of doing.

 

It's easiest in the morning. elsa - word, story, image idea music person
Everything seems possible then.

 

What do you see when
you see me, I wonder.elsa - word, story, image idea music person
I keep trying. I'm not sure
what will happen. But over
and over again, I keep
trying - because something
in me doesn't give up, not
forever anyway.

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So here I am,
looking out, wondering...
elsa - word, story, image idea music person
How to do this?

 

 

What do you see when
you see me, I wonder.elsa - word, story, image idea music person
I keep trying. I'm not sure
what will happen. But over
and over again, I keep
trying - because something
in me doesn't give up, not
forever anyway.

 

       

 

Elsa's Creativity Blog explores: being stuck in too small a life.
Lots of blisters and worse, like the dancer caught in magic red
dancing shoes. How to find the right size life? Choices.

MAY 28 , 2007

STUCK IN TOO SMALL A LIFE

What size of life is the right size?

"If the shoe fits, wear it," is an old slogan. Well in this case, the shoe is beginning to give me blisters.

My mother was one of the many women of her generation stuck, for many years, in too small a life. In her case, it had to do with the traditional role of women. She needed more than taking care of the home and children. She enjoyed being out in the grown-up world, working. In her case, to feel satisfied she only needed part-time work, but without that outside stimulation, something was missing.

Right now, I see so many people around me - like myself, like my partner, rushing, overwhelmed, always too much to do.

This life is feeling increasingly too small for me, and I'd guess for many people. Lots of blisters, as we keep on going - dancing like the dancer caught in magic red dancing shoes that wouldn't stop. In her case, if I remember the fairy tale right, she finally dropped dead. In mine, I find it easy to get snappy.

But much of the demands, in my case anyway, come from me. I'm feeling confined by a long things-to-de list that comes, in part at least, from my own choices.

There's more than one side of me. And another side, with very different priorities, is clamoring away these days.

The other priorities. The creativity site. My creative projects. My idea pieces.

But the other projects say: Me first! You need to do me first! You have this obligation and that obligation to this person and that person! This fire needs to be put out, and that fire needs to be put out. That other stuff can wait. It doesn't have a deadline. Our stuff is urgent. Now! Get it done!

But, the other voices insist quietly, what is most important to you, and even in its own tiny way, to the world?

I know my inside answer. If any of my writings - from the idea pieces to the spoken word pieces to The Fluffers Book - touch people, those things matter more.

The other demands are to make money - and also, mixed in with that, to take care of other people and in so doing, make money.

I have no difficulty giving those demands time and space. It's just that a voice inside me is saying - enough.

It has partly to do with outside circumstances. We were supposed, by now, to have someone working with us, which would free up my time. It's taken longer than we expected - not easy finding the right people. Within a few weeks everything should be on track. But this last stretch is going against my inner priorities.

This life is too small, says that voice. It's living with a corset instead of breathing freely. It's dancing with crazy red dancing shoes that won't stop instead of shoes that fit. I'm not dancing - the shoes are!

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I know that most people always have to juggle. I think though, that I'm far from the only one who, these days, is being pulled too far off track, longing to get into a life that feels better, more the right fit.

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So here's to living the right size life.

In my case, writing outward to you, whoever you are, is part of "the right size life."

Something else? Yes, most recently i took the time to type the word piece I wrote after the death of a friend's son, and it's now on the web:

               words cannot describe
               words cannot describe
                              your leaving

               words cannot contain
               words cannot contain

Here's the whole piece - WORDS CANNOT CONTAIN

Life, loving, closeness, and in my case, trying to describe that, catch it in words - that is much of what makes life feel the right size for me.

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All the best,

And with that,

As always, welcome into my world.

signed,

Elsa

MAY 28, 2007

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- Elsa's creativity blog -

Elsas Creativity Blog explores:
being stuck in too small a life. Lots of blisters and worse,
like the dancer caught in magic red dancing shoes.
How to find the right size life? Choices.

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For those of you wondering, just what is Elsa's creativity blog about?


elsas creativity blog
is not the same as elsas creativity log - a jotting down of events, of time spent

elsas creativity blog
is not a hop and stop
     tip top mop shop pop drop
elsas creativity blog
     is elsas creativity blog
     is elsas creativity blog

but what is elsas creativity blog?

elsas creativity blog
     is stop and start
          on and off
       trying
       doing
       ever renewing
                    elsas creativity blog
                    elsas creativity blog
     is not a dog
                 log
                 fog
                 smog
                 groggy old nodding off creativity blob
     is a wide awake
         revving up
         ever making up stuff
                 elsas creativity blog

elsas creativity blog -
     a short stop to bring you along
                           as I'm making up the site
                           feeling my way
                           like a jungle explorer
                           creepers and crawlers every which way
                           how to get through the day?
                           I couldn't say
that's elsas creativity blog

where does it come from?
where des it go?
elsas creativity blog doesn't know

it records the words elsa writes
it stays the course
it blogs all night
it's delighted to be blogging
         leap frogging
                  over words
                  over muddles
                  over huddles
                           of word lugging trouble
                  over word puddles
                  and into word puddles

elsas creativity blog
         elsas creativity blog
                  elsas creativity blog
                      is a blog by elsa
                            on creative endeavors
                      is elsa's trying
                            once more vying
                                   to reach the world
                                        let words unfurl
                                        let them rumble
                                        let them blog into the sunset
                                              over the hill
                                              down the dale
                                              up the mountain
                                              down the vale
              elsas creativity blog
                       is a faithful old horse
                                 that won't stop
                         it blop blop blogs
                                 a faithful old horse
                                     stopping now and then in its course
                                          to chew its cud
                                              letting ideas bud
                                     and then blogging alone
                                          blogging along
                                              clip clop blip blop

                         elsas creativity blog
                             elsas creativity blog
                                      elsas creativity blog



                                                                                    
 Elsa Schieder
                                                                                      July 9, 2006
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A note for those of you who, like me, care that I sometimes write "Elsas creativity blog" and sometimes "Elsa's creativity blog." I prefer to use "Elsa's" - this is the grammatically correct spelling. But there are rules of the web. One rule: there are places where one can't use apostrophes. Another rule: one is supposed, at specific times, to use the spelling identical to the place where one can't use apostrophes.

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