“Stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions … the truth is that what we call ‘interruptions’ are precisely our real life — the life God is sending us day by day.”
Hello writing friends. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged and right now I’m sitting at a workstation in a little coffee shop, half a block from my adopted son Jerry’s school. The coffee shop is on the second floor of a busy little shopping mall — and we just had a blackout which lasted for about 5 minutes.
As you can see from the photos, it was completely black inside the coffee shop, but the staff — without shrieking and grabbing for the flashlight on their iPhones — just kept working. Without stopping for a ‘blackout conference’ to discuss blackout work continuance strategy, they wordlessly switched to washing-up and clearing tables until they could again operate the espresso machine and blenders.
As writers we can learn a lot from these inspiring young people working their coffee shop with the lights out. Just keep writing when things get dark and the mosquitos start biting — the lights will come back on eventually.
Wishing you happy, productive writing days friends.
PS: the intro quote from C.S. Lewis has been paraphrased.