A Few Hours In the Sun

Last night I watched an artist journal under the blossoms of cherry trees in Tokyo, Japan because it’s the welcome of Spring this month. The promise of warmer days are here and I reminded myself that I need to remember to celebrate what’s going on outside my own studio space.

It’s too easy to sit inside with the blinds pulled pulled into my imaginary worlds. I feel like I need to connect with nature and earth again so that I don’t forget what fresh air, green grass, and the scent of leaves smells like.

So, I think I’ll follow the artist I watched last night and head to a fancy bakery to pick out treats and picnic food so that I can under a tree soaking in the sun. Maybe then, I won’t have vampire skin. Of course, I’ll have on sun block but feeling real warmth on my skins makes me smile.

Writing a few lines while I’m outside wouldn’t hurt my writing either. Then, in the future when it’s cold, gloomy, and I’m shivering I can borrow a few old lines of my own so that I remember what summer feels like when everything looks dead outside.

Maybe I’ll turn to old fashioned journaling too and cut out stickers or receipts from the place I shopped for treats. My writing might share how my picnic food tastes that day, or what I hear in the distance. A few hours in the sun might bring up old memories, create new ones, or bring sorrow. Whatever the feeling is I’ll go with it until I need a short catnap in the sun.

Here is your prompt for today. Start to plan an outing for yourself to a place where you can relax and indulge just a little for a few hours with your notebook. Then, go there this weekend and write or journal for a few hours. Save what you write for later.

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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