Overcoming Bloglessness

Daily Prompt: Smell You Later

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Daily Prompt: Smell You Later.
Humans have very strong scent memory. Tell us about a smell that transports you. Photographers, artists, poets: show us TRANSPORTED.


The smell of freshly cut wood takes me back to Dad’s workshop. He spent his creative hours standing in fragrant sawdust, hunched over his workbench or table-saw, a drop of sweat hanging from the tip of his nose.

He was a craftsman; he loved working with wood. He made birdhouses with picket fences, too lovely to put outside, a beautiful chessboard with in-laid squares, kings and queens and pawns spun out of his lathe. He crafted beautiful wooden boxes with in-laid trim, trivets shaped like fish, a trellis for my garden, side tables, coffee tables, sofa tables, plant stands, cabinets, picture frames, candle holders, walking sticks, bookcases, step-ladders, footstools, signs and more. Some items sold in galleries, but most of what he made he gave away. Those of us who received his gifts count them as treasures.

Author: Susan B Raven

For many years I have suffered from debilitating bloglessness, only writing in my head, while everyone else posted and shared with ease. Previous attempts at recovery have failed, my secret journals edited to death, pages torn out, crumpled and trashed. I will not succumb to this embarassing condition. I will continue to struggle against the rampant backspacing and endless blank staring. I refuse to relapse into the void that is bloglessness. I can do it. I am doing it. I am Overcoming Bloglessness.

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