The First Chapter

Last Update: September 23, 2018

As my site approaches the end of its 1st year, deciding what to write about took some serious thinking. It took a while but finally a decision was made on the subject. Seems that it is safe to call it the end of the first chapter and now getting ready for the second.

The problem started about 2/3 of the way through writing the post. A blockage, again. I know that I have written about writer's block in a prior post but this time it seems to be a bit different. Stuck on not being able to get the fingers to type away at the keyboard has been nothing short of pure frustration. It has been a month since meaningful words were put into action and finding a solution has not been the easiest task.

Yesterday my wife and I decided to take a break and go on a day trip to clear our minds. Hers from full time work as well as being a full time nursing student, and me, from not being able to express my thoughts in words and dealing with a brain fart.

Our travel for the day took us to Ketchum, Idaho (Sun Valley), just a couple of hours away from our home. Wonderful trip with scenery to match. It was quiet and a nice feeling to breathe the fresh mountain air. After having lunch in the town square, we decided to explore, as we always do. Except this time, without the vehicle. So we set out on foot.

Before too long, we found ourselves walking and talking, just enjoying the scenery and what would it take for us to purchase/build a home here. The short answer, a lot of money!

Suddenly we found ourselves at the entrance to the town's cemetery. I had heard rumors from reading about something special. We had to look.

What we found (see below) was nothing short of inspiration and hopefully enough to get my brain stimulated past my blockage. Now that I am home again and writing this, my fingers on the keys are beginning to flow again.

Thanks for letting me vent my frustration and now, to finish the first chapter, and on to new adventures in writing.

Ketchum Cemetery, 1026 N Main St, Ketchum, ID 83340

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marycmiller Premium
Hey Joseph, this is quite the find, I am glad it has given you some inspiration to get writing again. Best of luck.
MKearns Premium
If you get 2/3 through it's easier to complete in my experience!
Vickic3 Premium
Hey Joseph
What a wonderful day out and Ernest Hemingway's grave- Unreal!!!
Enjoy your new week ahead
PoppaJoe Premium
It was a nice find and we both feel a lot better after the day out. It's gonna be a great week! Thanks Vicki.
Vickic3 Premium
Mindset is perfect and you are set you go!!
All the best