This is not a deep-thought day. Well, not the way you might think. It’s not a day to explore thought provoking issues, craft issues, or career insights. Today, I find that my mind is a bit too reflective of what’s happening outside, where our beautiful valley is cloaked in smoke from wildfires hours away. The mountain range I usually look at and savor is obliterated by the white haze of death. (My “affectionate” name for the white smoke that comes to visit every summer…) My beautiful flowers are bent over, as though they, too, gasp for air in the fog of particulates. And while I’m inside, protected to a certain degree by air conditioning and HEPA filters, the smoke still seeps in and muddles my brain.
So what to do on days like this, when our minds and creativity feel bogged down, whether for physical reasons or otherwise? Take a break.
With Snoopy! Because if anyone understands what we writers go through, it’s Snoopy.
So since I’m in need of a Snoopy break today, I thought I’d take you all along with me.