Why I Love Writing & Why Writing Sometimes Loves me…the, “sometimes” is Key.

My Blog about what got me interested in writing was supposed to be published on Wednesday July 18, 2018. The writing gods/goddesses/fates had other plans. I think they’re still laughing at my finely tuned schedule.

On Wednesday, we were set to take 15 people to Scotland to celebrate our 30th Anniversary, and, as a precursor to planning tours of our own as part of our Scottish Food & Gear company, MacSki Highland Foods & Gear.

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Our flight got rescheduled 3 hours early. We were notified of this with one hour to spare—sort of. On the way to O’Hare, we encountered a fire that had 6 helicopters hovering and traffic backed up so far I thought I was going to have to swim, first to Dublin, then to Glasgow—a feat no one my height, age or general disposition, should attempt.

Then the airline lost our luggage—still waiting for that to be resolved, 4 days later. And this is my first shot at having a wifi spot that doesn’t dump me.

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THIS is exactly why I love writing. It make the trying times less trying. It makes the exasperating, “I’ve had it to…HERE!” times laughable, maybe not in the moment, but it sure is funny later when I write it down. And it makes the heart-warming, belief in the fundamental goodness of most people, that much more poignant.

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Still don’t have my luggage. Can’t read the WaPo, the N.Y. Times, and the Guardian on-line, or search for diamonds I’ll never own before I go to sleep, like I’ve grown accustomed to. That said, I’ve had a wonderful pint in Christchurch with the two men I love the most, I made it to Glasgow and now to Argyll filled with thankfulness for every memory we’re creating.

And I’ve finished this blog. SLAINTE! One and All. May great writing be your companion when live throws yours plans to the wind. May you always have a good pint, a glass of wine, or some home-brewed tea, to nourish you. And, May you always have loved ones at your side to laugh with and to hold when life reminds you control is as elusive as plans.

All My Love,

LEIGH

 

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7 Responses to Why I Love Writing & Why Writing Sometimes Loves me…the, “sometimes” is Key.

  1. Lol, all you can do is make lemonade when life tosses you lemons. Happy anniversary! I hope your luggage catches up to you 🙂

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  2. Lizzi Thompson Tremayne says:

    LOL GO LEIGH!
    More story fodder!
    big hugs,
    Lizzi

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  3. susanrhughes says:

    Wish I could go with you! Happy anniversary.

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  4. maryraebel says:

    Have a wonderful time! And cheers to you and your fellow adventure seekers in Scotland!

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  5. Carol says:

    Happy Anniversary! I hope your luggage caught up with you and you’re having a fabulous time.

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  6. Happy Anniversary. Yes, writing is a wonderful comfort when things go wrong. If nothing else, as a fellow writer said the other day, it is soothing to think of all the ways you can kill the character based on the person most annoying you at the moment!

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  7. Jill James says:

    I had a vacation one time where they lost my luggage. I got my luggage back at the airport on the way home, four days later. Happy Anniversary!!

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