Celebrating the A to Z Blogging Challenge with quotations on the writing life.
A human being must have occupation,
if he or she is not to become a nuisance to the world.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Though I am loath to admit it, I do need occupation. That is to say, work. You know, a job. But it’s more than just the necessary paycheck. I need to be challenged, to be made to interact with people and find solutions to problems. Work forces me to grow.
I am quite skilled at doing nothing. I’d rather read books, or analyze movies, or sail back and forth in a little boat, gazing overhead at soaring birds and clouds. (Or sleep—hey, I teach teens, okay?) But life is more than a just a job and housework. You and I have been given the privilege of being creative.
My choice to write, therefore, is a choice to work—on my own without a boss or manager. How else will my daydreams come to life for others to enjoy?
Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever.
Besides, who wants to be bored and therefore risk becoming a nuisance to humanity? Although there are days…