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15 January 2009

Writer's Workshop

There were 4 writing prompts this week, each more challenging (for me) than the other.

1) Describe DH's most attractive inner quality. This I can do, however will it be too sappy for the readers or too dull?

2) This one definitely will not work, since I have never stolen anything.

3) Write a poem based on the last line of my favourite poem. A tough one indeed, but I was up for the challenge until I had W.H. Auden's, Funeral Blues line, " For nothing now can ever come to any good." in front of me. Suddenly this option seemed too daunting.

4) I came to realise how dull I am. I do not having a scary professor encounter. Now DH is a professor and there was the student with the gun, but that is his story and he just guest blogged.

I have decided to write about my husband's most attractive inner quality. I would say it is his patience. My husband is the most patient person I have ever encountered. I do not recall ever seeing him getting upset with anyone, ever. This is completely the opposite of me. I am extremely patient with small children and the elderly, which leaves a wide gap of those I am not patient with. My husband has never utter an unkind word about another. He sees the good in every situation. I am an eternal pessimist, he an optimist. No matter what we have encounter in the last 18+ years, he has taken everything in stride, I cannot say the same for me. When I had my stroke and he had to suddenly add the role of sometime caregiver he did do without one complaint, and this is not easy. I am rather difficult when I do not feel well or in pain.I am very blessed to have him as my husband. The world is a better place with my husband in it, not just for me and the kids, but also for each and every person he meets.

My son (the sick one) wanted to tackle the poem, so this is from my son

For nothing now can ever come to any good
Only action can give true meaning to life
Wasting precious time thinking but never acting is not the was to live.
Only by acting on one's insticts and dreams will the truth ever come out, showing the good you kept hidden through the stalemate of thinking and doing.
Nothingness comes to nothing, and this can never be good.

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Tami said...

Sounds like we have similar husbands. *smile*

Your sons poem is beautiful.

The Muse said...

Excellent ~ oh yes...I feel as if staying up late was worth it!

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

We are soul sisters!

You are one fascinating woman...
I can't wait to look around and learn more about you!!!

blueviolet said...

He sounds wonderful, Jennifer! You're a lucky girl and I think your son wrote a very impressive poem.'re raising a deep thinker there.

And slow down with your're kicking my butt! ;)

Kelley said...

Thank you for sharing.... your sons poem is fabulous!

mannequin said...

Oh my goodness. Sixteen and thinking those prolific thoughts? Obviously you have a writer there. That's an incredibly deep poem for one so young.

And your husband sounds amazing. You are both very fortunate, I think. In many ways.

namaste said...

Thank you for the comment but you can't be serious! You're post is wonderful! The way you spoke of your husband was so sweet, and loving. Great job! And I love that poem! Very creative!

April said...

Your son is brilliant...and your husband sounds like a dream!!!

Aubrey said...

Sounds like you have some pretty amazing guys in your life!
Great post!

Kathleen said...

Wow, your son wrote that? Quite introspective and philosophical, that one.

My husband is pretty patient too, except he's the pessimist and I'm the optimist. I thought I was extremely patient until I had my son. Boy, was that theory tested.

Chris said...

Sounds like my hubby. We are totally polar opposites! It's a good thing opposites attract. I need the balance.

April said...

Sounds like a wonderful man. Thanks for visiting yesterday. I am playing catch up today.

Mama Kat said...

Your husband sounds like a sweetheart! And your son looks like he may have some talent in writing...maybe he can start his own blog!!