Seize the Moment

I don’t have a slice.

My bank is empty. My tank is empty.

These are the words I texted to Dawn after a long day of Google Hangouts, stealing moments to teach my own kids, feed them lunch, snacks, and lollipop bribes. One missed opportunity to get my two year old down for a nap.


Cool paper.

Classical music.

This is Dawn’s response.

I grab a pot of flowers that are no longer fresh and invite my rambunctious kids to sketch. They oblige. For a few moments, we sketch and the calm music fills the air and our minds.

I thank Dawn for the idea. The slice.

Her response:

And that is living like a writer – creating, seeing, and seizing the moment!

May we all be so lucky to find the people that fill us up.

11 thoughts on “Seize the Moment

  1. I can feel how you relaxed. So good to have a friend to reach out and get some helpful advice. The days are hectic and creating calm is so important. And your friend’s idea of living the life of a writer is spot on.


  2. It’s perfect that you didn’t write about flowers but the person who planted you in front of them. I have been begging my family for ideas every night at dinner. They are being very tolerant of my empty bank and tank. I love the notebooks that the girls have.

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  3. I love that you have a writing buddy who brims with ideas. And I love that you wrote about the struggle and the resolution here. And I love that you invite your girls into a creative life so often.


  4. I love the balance in this piece between the frantic stolen moments to teach your kids (right there with you!) and the calmness of the moments you captured here.


  5. I’m in love with the literacy and lyricism that lingers in this poem. It is #priceless. I think this is the best thing that I’ve read all day .


    ~Carla Michelle


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