Imperative? Yeah, Imperative

I’m feeling,

a little bit,


could be the heat,

could be,

coming down,

after a blissful visit,

with my lady,

could be…



I feel unmotivated,

it’s bound to pass,

must keep on keeping on:-)

When I’m tired,



I ask myself,

too many,


I hear yeah, ‘But BB how is that different from usual?

You know,

maybe it isn’t,

maybe it is my lot,

to ask myself questions,


it is everyone’s lot?

Am I being all I can be?

Am I making a difference?

I try,

but, …

Virginia Woolf’s A Room Of One’s Own,

has me reflecting,

on time,

on space,

on using,

my creative force,

my potential,

on reaching,



Oh, I’m not sure…

One thing is sure,

fabulous book,

worth your time,

worth thinking about,

getting yourself,

a quiet place,

a room,

a spot you can go to physically,

not just in your mind,

to be with yourself,

to really hear,

what your heart,

what your mind,



are telling ,



the busyness,

of everyday,

of earning a living,

of taking care of others needs,


also just of wasted time,

gets you away,

from that,



to find,


I was going to ask,

if you all feel that way,


I know the answer is,

of course!

Let’s be good to ourselves,

it’s not selfish,

to need time to think,

to breathe,

to dream,

to stop,

it’s essential,



Later girls,





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Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my very early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

8 thoughts on “Imperative? Yeah, Imperative”

  1. BB: Ah, the pondering soul…. I can relate. Not so much to VW’s writing, but in particular to the idea, the value and concept behind A Room of One’s Own. I will share a secret with you: I need two rooms ;-).

    keep cool…

  2. Ah, if only. Different rooms for different creative endeavours perhaps. One for creating, full of stuff for creating and another, more spare and spartan for hmmmm, mental space, yoga, and meditating.

  3. I’ve been going through a rough patch lately, but I think the real thing that’s been getting me for the last little while is my lack of space and breathing room.

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