Every now and then someone writes a blog post about his or her family and how close they all are. Such was the case today when I read Shelly's post, "The Trio" in her blog "La Tejana."
She describes scenes very effectively and includes details that go to the heart of her message; I am always touched by her writing, but especially when it is about family.
Maybe I am doubly affected because I cannot write such posts about familial closeness -- not because I cannot write or because I am not inclined to write about such topics, but because such experiences are very few in my family.
I have been having writer's block ever since about May of this year. Things that I experience do not inspire me to write, and things that I am inclined to write about would take several long posts and I become mentally exhausted thinking about it.
Until today when I read Shelly's post in her Blogger blog; that inspired me to write about how difficult it has become for me to write. Maybe her good example will set me free, and hopefully it will be a long lasting experience. I think I would like to write about my husband, who passed away on Valentine's Day in 2000. We'll see if I ever get beyond the stage of thinking about it.