Living With A Writer

Jon in his study
Jon writing

I woke up to the glow of Jon’ ipad.  It was about 4am a sliver of a moon out the bedroom window.  I mumbled something still half asleep.  Jon’s response was,  “Last week in New York City a woman was killed by the driver of an SUV, a homeless man was killed by a car in Queens, a 63 year old woman was run over by a cement truck and lost her leg and a 9 year old boy is in a coma after being hit by a hit and run driver.”

Now I was wide awake, what the hell kind of “Good Morning” was that?  “Can you believe it”, he went on, “all those accidents and not one picture or story about them, but a horse falls down then gets up and is fine and it’s  everywhere.”  Now I understood what was happening.  Yesterday when Jon told me about the Carriage horse accident in New York he said he wasn’t going to write about it.  This is something I’ve been hearing for months, that Jon is done writing about the Carriage Horses.  I don’t even bother to respond anymore.

He closed his ipad as if to go back to sleep. But it was like laying next to a whirligig in a hurricane.  “Your brain is keeping me awake” I said, “just go write your piece.”   I didn’t have to say it twice.   When I got up at 6:30 he was still at the computer in his nightshirt.  “Have a look at this” he said.  His latest piece on the Carriage Horse.  The jewel of a sleepless night.

Jon often writes about what it’s like to live with an artist.  Well, this is just a little taste of what it’s like living with a writer.  And I have to say, it’s never boring.  Conversation and new idea do not lag in our house.  And I never know what I’m going to wake up to.

8 thoughts on “Living With A Writer

  1. The Rooster crowed and the artist painted the scene with her words! Oh, and I love the photo as it feels like my kind of nest. ha ha You never let me down ! ha ha Now to read Jon’s latest piece. 🙂

  2. “…like laying next to a whirligig in a hurricane.”

    Ha ha ha ha, the best laugh I’ve had in a good while! Thanks for that one. This is a great post, Maria. Kudos to you for hanging in there!

  3. Maria, you know when the creative urge strikes, no matter when or where, you just have to get it all out. Good for Jon striking while the iron was hot. His post was great on the injustices of the carriage horses…it is a book in the making about that and the injustices of the world of animal rescue people who are involved in such organizations as PETA, which is well known in the dog world as being an unscrupulous organization. And nasty. Anyone who takes on PETA learns how unscrupulous these people can be. There are many good and caring organizations in rescue but PETA is bad. And rich. I’m glad you caught him out….good to hear the other side of Bedlam Farm.
    SandyP in Canada

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