You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope. --Thomas Merton
The Preparation--pencil, pen, paper, pages, posts, perusals, paragraph, paraphrase, preface, punctuation, parse, plan, platform, penname, peptalk.
The Process--pretend, pause, putter, poke, pinch, push, pursue, particularize, practice, persevere, permit, present, pitch, pray.
The Promise--possibilities, pain, peaks, pruning, pop-ups, paths, peeks, pictures (painted in words), potential.
The Problems--procrastination, potholes, perspective, pulls, poutiness, pace (i.e. "pick-it-up"), poor patterns, patience ("lack of").
The Positives--progress, pleasure, passion, partners, participation, poetry, prose (but not purple).
The Punch--publication, parades, parties (with maybe pie?)!
Pathetic post, here? Possibly. Probably. But the presence of so many writing-related "p" words that popped up in a recent exercise prompted me to see how many such words I could pack in.
So patience, pals, I'm just playing. Though it took a little courage to pass it along!
What is it that you've pondered lately? (and...any pet words of your own you'd like to post on the list?)