Sodaro's Stories

April 22, 2012

Blue Plates

Filed under: Writer's thoughts — michelle sodaro @ 1:12 pm
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Yesterday I finished up 3 pens I had started using at various times. It is always a thrill for me to know I used up everything they had to offer…the fact that I am a little odd, should not be news to any of you.
I also finished the first draft of doctorate paper #4 (JUST ONE LEFT…and then that dissertation thing to write). I finished reading the 2nd (out of 6) book for the FINAL doctorate paper. I also finished up the carton of ice cream, which I am not quite as proud of…
So as I completed these two tasks, I got to see tiny bits of my plate — a plate that is usually packed so full and so high that bits of things hang over the edges and the color of my plate is completely obscured from view. I am happy to report that my metaphoric plate is as beautiful a blue as my actual plates.
Now, normally as soon as a spot opens up, I rush to fill it with something…anything, but I think, for the briefest of moments, I am just going to enjoy it. I’ll never have a completely empty plate (the thought actually totally frightens me) but I do like seeing little bits of blue that are showing through right now.



  1. I’m curious about the results. 😉

    Comment by Money and Business Plan — April 22, 2012 @ 3:43 pm | Reply

  2. Congratulations on reaching this point. I’d leave the space and enjoy the blue for a while, too. Then you can fill it to your hearts content, only to make space again.

    Comment by Liz Carmichael — April 23, 2012 @ 1:29 am | Reply

    • I am completely enjoying the view…want to make more bits of blue appear.

      Comment by michelle sodaro — April 27, 2012 @ 3:13 pm | Reply

  3. Ahhh moments of peace, space and the long awaited soft lights in your tunnel toward the Doctorate! Quite a ride – this journey – thanks for taking us along! Soon the Writer Life for you! Enjoying the travel logs of this part of your path more and more! Be well…blue plate specials for us all!!!

    Comment by b — April 23, 2012 @ 1:41 pm | Reply

    • So many times, as you know, the dream of the Writer Life is my ultimate driving force.

      Comment by michelle sodaro — April 27, 2012 @ 3:14 pm | Reply

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