When this song first started playing, I was immediately struck by the fluidity of the lyrics, and then they sang this line:
"I know it may sound selfish, but let me breathe the air."
Today, I have three hours that are not pre-arranged. I don't know about you, but when I get lost in writing, I temporarily forget about the other obligations in my life: the perpetual laundry pile, the dishes, the grass, the list of to-do's for the week, everything that everyone else needs me to do.
When I'm writing, I can breathe the air. This morning I choose to write. Selfish or not, I'm going to set aside everything else so I can breathe.
I need to drop out of here for a while so I can get my MS done before vacation. I only have a handful of chapters left to edit and another handful to write. I have absolute confidence I'm going to get it done and an equal amount of confidence my house is going to be a disaster until I do. Whatever.