‘Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.’ George Eliot.

26 Aug

nothing to sayI have nothing to say this week.  How sad is that?  (Well, sad to me, possibly not to you . . . )  Seriously, I have been sitting here for almost a full week (although at the moment it seems much much longer) fingers poised over the keyboard, determined to start my next post and . . . nothing.  Nada.  Not a single idea.  (Well—not a single idea that I think anyone else might be interested in reading.  I have been tired and cranky all week but I didn’t really want to write tired and cranky things here—there is enough of that in the world already.)

So, rather than berate myself, I am just going to acknowledge the fact and give myself a break (you could probably use a rest from me anyway) but I thought it only polite to let you know that nothing would be forthcoming today—just is case you thought I was being rude and ignoring you all.  (You don’t really think I would do that . . . do you?)

I don’t even have any new ‘artistic insights’ to share with you (I haven’t done my art class homework this week either—sigh—head drops to chest) but, by way of compensation (although I am not sure that is the right word) here is a quick sketch I did last weekend, before the malaise descended.  I hope it will suffice until I can drag myself out of the mire.  (A slow weekend of chocolate, wine and cuddles with my girls will work wonders I am sure . . . )

See you all next week.  X

‘Word Count’ has just informed me that it has now taken 289 words to tell you I have nothing to say.
George Eliot must be turning in her grave . . . 



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8 responses to “‘Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.’ George Eliot.


    May 5, 2017 at 2:22 pm

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    • sallyinthehaven

      May 6, 2017 at 7:17 am

      Thank you – I’m glad you enjoyed reading my posts. 🙂


  2. Tina

    September 16, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Acknowledging a break is good. Hope you get out and about and find some inspiration. PS we all have these moments.


    • sallyinthehaven

      September 17, 2016 at 8:20 am

      Thanks. It took me a moment to realise that I was the only one putting pressure on myself to write something every week. Once I acknowledged that I felt fine about taking some time out. Sometimes a bit of a breather is all we need . . .


  3. Judy

    August 28, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    I did creative writing course once Sal with Kate Llewellyn and she started by writing on the board The Muse is Haughty…guess your Muse has just “gone fishing”…….


    • sallyinthehaven

      August 29, 2016 at 7:29 am

      Well I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later . . . Hopefully said Muse has had sufficient rest this week and will soon be back on her game. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Pam Talbot

    August 26, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    IReminds me of Seinfeld Sal – a TV show about nothing! 😆 I’m sure inspiration will “strike” again soon!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. stevetalbot51

    August 26, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Your “nothing to say” and sketch were well worth reading/viewing Sal.
    Enjoy your relaxing – and hopefully therapeutic – weekend 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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