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Writing in Provincetown


Today is the last sunrise (for this year) on the porch with my cup of coffee. Camera at the ready for that perfect capture..I aim, focus....and take a few more photos. As I gaze out on the bay looking for seals or any other sign of life, I sit in anticipation and wonder what my first writing class will be like! I'm excited and wonder how and why I'm so fortunate to have this opportunity. I don't think I'll learn the answer to why today but, needless to stay, I'm very grateful. We bid "adieu" to Marianne who is heading to visit another friend today in Centerville. Susan, Eugene and the "dynamic duo" are also leaving this morning and Jo will head for home this evening after dinner.


The time has come to make my way to class. Rick decides to drive me and once we arrive he decides to sit in on the class. There are eight of us today. Hilde Oleson is leading the class. We start off with a meditation to center ourselves and bring our thoughts into focus. The class is working on writing about three stones. Each has a meaning and one needs to focus and become one with the stone. It's a process and helps develop your thoughts and feelings when pen meets paper. Last weeks class was to write about a family member...a blood relative. Each author read their piece. Each piece was unique and wonderful and had its own style. I loved them all and am still absorbing bits and pieces that affected me today. This feeling of absorption will continue about these bits and pieces, these people will be part of me as I continue on my path...why? I'm not sure right now...but I've been touched...by all here today. I shared a blog that I wrote several years ago about when I was in Cuba. I got some feedback and learned a few things....one of them being an important rule..."don't apologize"! Hmmmm...this applies in my life in more ways than just pertaining to writing. I'll need to think about this. I believe I was meant to be here today....here again, I ask...why?

I ask Hilde about her book and she says if I drive her home I can purchase one there. Deal! She signs it for me and tells me how she came to be in Provincetown! What an interesting story she has to tell! What life she has and it is so wonderful that she's willing to share it. Thank you Hilde and everyone in class today. ! You've inspired me.

By the way...did I mention the name of Hildes book? It's title "Why?"(Hilde Oleson)

Back at the house Jane, Jo, Dennis and I decide to walk the jetty. Correction...Dennis drives us to the jetty...and the three of us girls ...actually walk it. A drive through town so we can try to freeze time with our photos....(to help us make it through our New York winters), then make our way back to the house to begin the packing up, cleaning up and getting ready for the ride home early tomorrow morning.


We all enjoy the "last supper" at Napi's (for this year)...take our walk through town and then head for home.....


....'til next year, P-town!

Posted by Linda Fluckiger 02:53 Archived in USA Tagged napis

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