January 15, 2013

Wall

Wall 
By John R. Greenwood
Walls are beautiful from both sides
It is time to climb the one before me
It is time to see what it looks like from the other side
You are welcome to join me
I have arrived at a wall that has me wondering what is on the other side. I have a writing project in mind. It's something I can't really describe because I haven't yet defined it in my own mind. It involves a character I knew from my years running Price's Dairy. Price's Dairy was a milk delivery business my wife and I owned and operated from 1979-1989. We bought dairy products from places like Saratoga Dairy (Stewart's Shops), Crowley, and Hood and delivered it to restaurants and small corner stores throughout the Saratoga Springs, N.Y. area. In those ten years I amassed a long list of friends and acquaintances that I will remember fondly for the rest of my life. One character in particular has haunted my imagination for years. This post is somewhat of a teaser and also a much needed kick in the pants for me. Because I don't know exactly how to define what I want to do, it has kept me idling in park for way too long. I figured the first step is to warm up the keyboard, and the next step is a trip to the library. I need some very basic information before going any further. So I will leave you hanging at this point because I have to, not because I want to. I hope to begin outlining my project in the upcoming days. My thought is to bring everyone along for the ride, posting my research as I go. I will never know whether I have an idea worth pursuing if I don't take the first step. 

3 comments:

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Really like your approach and the kick in the pants you have given yourself. I have a few projects that need a kick in the pants -- my famous words --
"some day." -- barbara

Raining Iguanas said...

The trip to the library turned into a kick in the, well just say I didn't get the info I was looking for. I will return...

Anonymous said...

Oh. it sounds so exciting. Can't wait to read all about Price's Dairy.