The Bowl Is Too Heavy

Ever since this video was introduced to me via another Kboards poster, I think about it a lot.

“It’s too heavy,” this little girl says.

She reminds me of myself when I struggle with a difficult scene or chapter.

“It’s too hard.”

“My words sound stilted.”

“This isn’t working.”

…It’s just too damn heavy.

To be honest, I’m not one of those people who can write every day and still wind up with a serviceable draft. Maybe that’s because I reread it with my own memories and emotions clouding it. Maybe I remember what a struggle the words were to write, and so I can’t separate what’s written from how I felt.

But this little girl and her bowl remind me of the importance to try– really try– anyway.

Because it is really easy to find excuses not to write. Excuses will always be there. And sometimes days come when I can’t put words down that I’m even remotely satisfied with. That’s okay.

At least I’ve tried to lift that heavy bowl.

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