I haven’t been writing lately. Yes. I admit it. But, maybe admitting it is half the battle of getting past it and through it, hence the blogging. I don’t know. I think if I allowed myself time to wallow, I’d find myself tiptoeing dangerously near Depression. Death and Sickness don’t necessarily invite Depression to hang out with them, he’s more of a working acquaintance. He likes to invite himself over. He’s a deadbeat friend. He never contributes anything useful. He won’t even bring along a bag of chips!
I’m not sure how to avoid Depression completely, other than to keep busy, especially with things that bring joy and beauty. “Sorry I didn’t get your call, Depression. I must have been outside, snapping pics, or something.”
A few of my characters were hanging around in my dreams last night. Not my vampires, my faeries from 2011’s NaNoWriMo. They started popping into my thoughts around mid-December and have been nudging and prodding me to work on SOMETHING, anything, ever since. Very strange! These characters aren’t real, but that doesn’t stop them from hanging out during my dreamtime, poking at me to “keep moving forward.” I think they are right. How can you go wrong listening to imaginary dream faeries…right? OK. Don’t answer that! LOL
Have a great day!
4 thoughts on “Good gravy! I’m getting advice from “dream faeries.” Oy vey!”
I rarely suffer from depression since I’m one of those annoying people who is upbeat almost all the time. But I’ve been close enough to understand how, if you let yourself, you can really sink down into it. It’s been a sad November/December for me, but I have to keep on. I think it’s my faith that keeps me going and keeps me optimistic. I think your joy in photography is something that can really help you stay away from ugly old Depression. Staying busy and thinking of all the good things in life helps. And maybe reaching out to a friend or family member for a good talk, or just some good face time.
Maybe those dream faeries will help, too. I think they’re trying to tell you something important. 🙂 It’s writing time!
I think that’s why I enjoy photography. Faith is important to me as well, but taking time to notice God’s handy work…that helps me a lot! There SOOO much beauty in the world. I love seeing it up close. 🙂 It makes me feel like I’m part of the “big picture,” even if I don’t always know what the end result will be. 🙂
well I know you’ve moved past the non-writing but are the dream fairies still hanging around? They sound very wise to me! 😀
Brrrrr. That pic made me feel cold!
Yeah…I’ve had couple more dreams with those characters bugging me. They’re a fun group, not vampires, (LOL) but still fun. 🙂
I had a dream last night, actually. Rose’s father said I looked tired. “Sit! Sit! I’ll make you some tea…”
Yeah, he’s sweet gut…but you have to be careful taking ANYTHING from a faerie, and NEVER make a bargain with one, or wish for anything when you’re around one. Maybe I broke one of my own rules regarding faeries…I started dreaming about these characters again when I stopped writing. They’re kind of bossy! 🙂