Friday, March 4, 2011

Impossible Prison

Did y'all know that I lead a writing group? Did I not tell you? And I use the word "lead" loosely. Truly. I show up every week and ask a few questions, maintain order amongst the ADD individuals who throw things at each other, pass out the PlayDoh and laugh myself silly, along with everyone else in the group.


Actually, my friend Heather runs the group. She just doesn't know it. Shh! Don't tell. I'm happy to let her be the grown up for as long as she will.

This semester our group is going through the book To Be Told, by Dan Allender. I squishy heart this book something fierce. It's all about your story - yours, mine - and how it's been written so far, as well as the future telling of it. We asked the question last week in class, "Looking down the road to the end of your life, what will people say about you? What do you want them to say? What does your life look like at the end and what do you want it to look like?" It's a great way to prompt conversation.

This week we celebrated birthdays in our group. The question was also asked last week, "How do you celebrate the end of a story? How do you celebrate anything?" Lo and behold, three people had birthdays back-to-back! So we decided to celebrate!

Why do I tell you all this? One of our members brought the coolest cake! The one shown above? See the book?


And the words Impossible Prison? Inside joke.

My life right now has me running ragged, asking all kinds of why questions, begging for sleep, researching things I really didn't want to research. In the middle of it all, I'm grateful for my writing friends and the laughter that happens on Thursday nights. A little touch of sanity goes a long way.

And if you're in the Tulsa area, I highly recommend Simply Sweet cakes by Carlene if you're celebrating. Not only was the cake adorable, it was moist and delicious. I'm not a cake person, see. Me and cake, we don't get along so well. But this one was wonderful. You can find Carlene on FaceCrack, or leave me a comment asking for her email or phone number. Yum!

Until I write again ...

Flea

11 comments:

HalfAsstic.com said...

What a wonderful way to have once a week get togethers! Only mildly structured, yet interesting at the same time. I mean it sounds like a great way to stimulate creative thinking.

The cake is adorable! I just finished up the Outlander series, (until book number six comes along), by Diana Gabaldon, and now find myself casting about for something new. I will have to look at your picks!

Karen Deborah said...

I wish i could be in your group it sounds like so much fun. Laughter is such good medicine.

Leenie said...

Hooray for friends who help you remember you are a people and not just a thing that does things for everyone else. Go have a good weekend!

Mental P Mama said...

Feeling a little Tulsa-Envy....

Trisha said...

That cake is beautiful! Maybe I will have to make the drive up . . .

Jill of All Trades said...

Very cool. I tried a writing group but found the art classes fed me more. That cake is so awesome.

CanadianMama said...

Oh man, I LOVE cake and that one looks wicked!!

April said...

That cake is freakin' AWESOME! I'm totally impressed with people who can bake like that!

Paxie said...

The cake is fabulous!

I don't know how you manage to do all the things you do and remain sane. I'm glad you enjoy this outlet so much!

Pearl said...

I would so be there if I could.

Your books always intrigue me. I've written these down and will add them to the ridiculous stacks I have in my living room, waiting patiently to be read...

Pearl

imbeingheldhostage said...

That cake is FABULOUS! What a creative idea :-)