It’s “N” day in the A to Z blogging challenge.
And despite my efforts to find an N word that I wanted to use, I came up short.
I thought I would write about No and how important it is to be able to say that word. However, that would be the greatest example of the irony. I usually fail at saying no. I overextended myself repeatedly. So, no life lessons from me on saying No. (It is a good life lesson, however.)
The next word that popped into my mind was nepotism. Yeah, see, nothing I want to say about that.
Necrophilia, necromancy, nymphomaniac, narcolepsy, nest, nectar. (I’m typing them in the order that they pop into my mind. I’m way past worrying about my thought patterns.)
Okay, so I realized I had nothing.
And that was it.
That’s what a writer and an artist have when then begin a story or a project. The idea, the concept, or the image comes to them as an interpretation of something they’ve experienced, a warped rendition of a dream, or maybe it just popped into their head. But the slate is clean every time. The change that occurs from a blank page or a blank canvas requires time, effort, and then celebration.
Transforming nothing into something is the journey.
Here are few quotes about nothing.