Moving, Movies & Writing
If you’ve moved, then I’m sure you’ve experienced the overall chaos in the weeks following – can’t find anything, tired of looking at boxes, can’t make a decision as to what window treatment will look best in the kitchen and you’ve got a discount rack set of tier curtains up that look like hell. But I digress. Add to that, a general feeling of being overwhelmed by where to start.
|My desk after a busy day in the writing cave|
Amid said ‘mobocracy’, a quote from one of my favorite movies, Under the Tuscan Sun came to mind. Diane Lane, who’s also one of my favorite actresses, plays Frances Mayer, who’s reflecting on buyer’s remorse after having bought a villa in Tuscany:
And just as Frances had to find her way back to writing, I sometimes find I have to take a step back to gain perspective, and know that some things reveal themselves in their own time.
BTW, I’ve just added Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes to my TBR pile. Though I’ve seen the movie at least a dozen times, I’m hoping by reading the book, I’ll stumble across some more pearls of wisdom as I unearth from the chaos surrounding me.
I’ll leave you with one more Under The Tuscan Sun quote, maybe even my favorite: “Never lose your childish enthusiasm, and things will come your way.” ~ Katherine
Now, I’ve just got to figure out a way to apply that enthusiasm to my unpacked boxes!
Rebecca E. Neely is an author, freelance writer, lover of spoon rings, diners, the Steelers & great reads.