A quick note and Earth Day on CV

Author: angiem, 04 20th, 2010

It’s late at night and the rain is falling, knocking at my window, wanting to share its pleasant scent with me and bless me with its drops.  I lift the sash a bit and breath in the smell of damp Spring earth, listen to the sounds of night, the muffled siren of the trains, the pitter-patter of night creatures I’m absolutely terrified of meeting close up.  From my upstairs window the tulips and the daffodils are mere shadows, almost lost in the mist that envelops the house.

I love how the rain cleanses the air.  I stick my tongue out, hoping to catch a droplet of rain on its tip. I get the feeling of being quenched of a thirst I didn’t know I have.

The house is silent, my lovelies fast asleep.  I brew another pot of mint tea, wrap my shawl and tie it around my waist.  I pick up my pen and get ready to write.  Words are spilling out, tripping over each other in their haste to see themselves on paper, each one greedier than the last.  I crack my stiff knuckles and obey their command.

Happy Earth Day! I have been too busy with my writing to join in posting specifically on the subject.  Visit Jane’s sidebar at #mce_temp_url# for some wonderful Corner Views from around the world.

Also, all comments are entered for the previous post’s book giveaway.


45 Responses to “A quick note and Earth Day on CV”

  1. joanne Says:

    Your writing sounds inspired!
    Happy Earth Day to you.
    And happy writing!!

  2. pretty far west Says:

    Thanks for your comments, Angie! It’s lovely to find your evocative writing here, and some of my friends on your blogroll. I’m only new here so I’ll tentatively put my name down for the ‘Writing Home’ giveaway - the book looks ever so interesting, but being a newcomer I feel a bit as though I’m crashing the party…

  3. kelleyn Says:

    What a beautiful discription! You have a lovely way with words. Happy Earth Day!

  4. Beth Says:

    Such a talent with words - you make the reader feel right there - in the moment…

  5. Kori Says:

    I love to have tea when I am writing, too, isn’t that funny? Love to sit and write by a window when it is is raining, love the rain in springtime.

  6. Francesca Says:

    Angie, I love this kind of posts, little snippets of real life, the aroma of mint tea and the warmth of a shawl. Happy writing!

  7. willow Says:

    Lovely image of you writing late at night in your quiet house.

    Happy Earth Day!

  8. Susu Paris Chic Says:

    Such a delicious parcel of words… I can so see and feel what you were seeing and feeling. Sweet mint tea and spring on its way. Seizing the moment. just thanking. And living.

  9. Cindy L. Says:

    Sounds like April showers to bring May flowers! Wishing you a beautiful Earth week!

  10. Karen@SurvivingMotherhood Says:

    Angie, I was loving this, right up to the part where you said you cracked your knuckles. My sons crack their knuckles in front of me just because they know it grosses me out.
    Your words and descriptions were so lovely, and then you said…that.
    Oh, I still love you! *grin*

  11. Mary Moon Says:

    Ah- what a beautiful picture, Beautiful Lady. Thank-you for it. And keep writing. Keep writing. That’s the most important thing.

  12. Joyce Says:

    This post warms my heart! Beautiful.xo

  13. Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita Says:

    You do have a way with words, my dear. Lovely, as always!

  14. Ava Says:

    Your words, your words Angie. I can read them all day and not tire. I hope you write that book allready! The world will greatly appreciate it. I will be first in line to purchase it as well as copies for everyone I know.

  15. Jeanne Says:

    Angie…I love this
    ….The house is silent, my lovelies fast asleep. I brew another pot of mint tea, wrap my shawl and tie it around my waist. I pick up my pen and get ready to write. Words are spilling out, tripping over each other in their haste to see themselves on paper, each one greedier than the last. I crack my stiff knuckles and obey their command…..

    I am imaging all sorts of wonderful things that would follow…as written in a way that only Angie could write.

    Cant’ wait to read what you have for us!

    jeanne :)

  16. pamela Says:

    Such a lovely description. We had rain yesterday as well. Everything sparkles now. Including me!

  17. Jena Says:

    When I read your words all my senses are engaged. I’m in love with your writing!

  18. La Belette Rouge Says:

    Happy Earth Day! It is an earth that constantly amazes, just like your writing.xxoo

  19. Ian Says:

    Happy Earth Day to you too.

  20. screamish Says:

    a lovely spring entry…thanks….

  21. Janna Qualman Says:

    So beautiful! Glad you’re inspired, and that you’re sharing the inspiration with us. The flow of your prose readies me.

  22. Ange Says:

    Yup - I’m with what Jeanne said. And I would stick my tongue out too to quench some of that inner thirst. Beautiful. Keep up your writing - we’ll all take care of Earth day for you. Wish Earth day was everyday…
    My lovelies are now asleep and I have a quiet house to myself. It’s ethereal…

  23. janis Says:

    Thank you for the lovely journey and the mint tea :^)

  24. Ocean Girl Says:

    Happy Earth Day and that is a great picture.

    Your note makes me want to write too, using pen and paper. All I need is some rain.

  25. Rosamaría Says:

    ohhh how i love your post! thanks for sharing!!!

  26. Corinne Says:

    That sounds so lovely…. the tea, the quiet, the words spilling :)

  27. Gigi Says:

    Happy Earth Day, sweet Angie! xo

  28. Kristin Says:

    Happy Earth Day! Sounds like you’ve hit your stride with your writing!

  29. daan Says:

    Go on writing, dear Angie!!

    Happy Earthday and happy writing!

  30. Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem Says:

    Angie, your writing is poetic.

  31. Susan Says:

    I hear you. Going back to bed, up til 4am & I usually don’t do that anymore. Mint tea later…but wrapped in shawl…spilling words are the best.

    ciao & happy earth day to you as well….

  32. Bethany Says:

    Wow Angie, you sure know how to write. Love the images and feelings you evoke here. Dreamy!

  33. kari Says:

    your writing is beautiful.
    I can almost see the words spilling out and tripping over each other. beautiful.
    Happy Earth Day!

  34. French Fancy Says:

    That was lovely, Angie. do you do a writing class?

  35. Bebe Says:

    Your writing always leaves me wanting to read more. Sooooo beautiful!!!

  36. Maia Says:

    A lovely celebration of the earth and just of life in general. OX

  37. Laura [What I Like] Says:

    Absolutely nothing better than the scent of spring rain…

  38. Christie Says:

    Beautiful. I love this post…it made me wish for rain, just so I could stick my tongue out and catch a few drops.

  39. Mama Zen Says:

    This is beautiful! I’m waiting for rain, too.

  40. rochambeau Says:

    Happy Earth Day Angie~
    Isn’t Mother Earth something?
    Isn’t creativity a mysterious blessing?
    So happy to have the chance to witness yours.


  41. Ötli Says:

    A perfect moment, a perfect post an a beautiful light to celebrate this day !

  42. Relyn Says:

    So glad you obey their greedy command. You have such a gift for it.

  43. Ruth Says:

    How do you do it all? Write, cook, clean, business, kids?? I feel like all I do is work full time and come home to relax for 2 hours before I have to go to bed and get up and go again. I admire that you can, and hope that you inspire me to try to do more, too. Now if only I could figure out how to do more with the same amount of time, hehe!

    Have a wonderful week! Luv you!

  44. Jennifer Says:

    Angie — I am glad that you are busy writing (along with everything else). That is the best, really. I hope the words are still spilling out.

  45. Autumn Says:

    Love this post! I love how you take simplistic moments and make them beautiful and grand! Have you ever thought of writing fairytales? I think that you would be really good at it! xoxo

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