Sunday, June 3, 2012

Here's To The Mucky Muck



Did you ever play in the mud when you were a kid?  When I was much younger, I would walk barefoot along the ridge of the muddy levees which surrounded the rice fields outside my hometown and search for crawfish holes.  Sinking into the mud was simply part of the adventure.




Sometimes however, you find yourself up to your eyeballs in the mucky muck,  and you start to wonder when things got out of control.  What begins as just a little bit of extra weight on your shoulders...i.e. deadlines, writer's block, anxiety over a potential book sale, too many balls in the air at once...one day becomes this pile of sludge which threatens to pull you under and prevent you from reaching your goals.




Don't think that you have to do this alone.  You have friends.  Reach out one little paw and I promise there will be another paw out there to help lift you up and set you back on the path.  That's what this writer community is all about. We all have those mucky muck moments every now and again that pull us down, but that's when we need to look around, take a deep breath, plunge both feet in and just make a little mud art...






13 comments:

  1. lol... timely... thankyou Donna!

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    1. I try, Diane, I try...;0)

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  2. Several times I arrived home and was hosed down before being allowed in the house. My gran said I could get mucky on a soap factory. My dad said I wasn't fit to live with pigs but mum sided with me and said I was.

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    1. Good for your Mum? When we got our feet all muddy, our father would say our "dogs" were thirsty.

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    2. Hi JP! I don't think you could have won that debate no matter which way you turned...lol...

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  3. Squishy squishy mud between the toes. Ahh, youth.

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    1. Those were the days...;0)

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  4. I like the cat photo! Great topic and comparison! I like the mud art. It's cool and kinda creepy.

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    1. Hi Erik! I found that mud art picture and stared at it for a long time. I had also found a picture of some beach sand art that I liked but THIS picture was very compelling to me so I chose it...;0)

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  5. Wonderful post!
    As kids (back in the day... many decades ago), we only ever played outside in the sand...
    And yes, the online writing community sure is a supportive place!

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    1. Hi Michelle! I lived about 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and all we had in the swamps was mud and bug...lol...

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  6. I remember making a few mud pies in my younger days. : )

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    1. Hi Susanne! What would gross me out today was no big deal when I was ten...;0)

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