20080131

Failure

by Sally Johnson

I was mesmerized by the challenge before me on the glowing screen: write something in six sentences. I dream of something powerful, profound. I sit and think, plan and revise, keep it all inside my head. Finally, I write. It's crap, complete and utter garbage. And so I offer this.

6S

Sally Johnson has filled many notebooks with scribbles (but produced no writing).

2 comments:

lissa said...

something I would have written if nothing comes

Bob Clay said...

With regard to those notebooks.

Never abandon those scribbles.

There's a story that Albert Einstein filled dozens of notebooks with carefully dated scribbles until he produced his equations for the General Theory of Relativity in 1915.
Upon examination it was found he had actually written down his equation in his notebook years before, but then discarded it.

If Albert can do that, we can all do it.