0+4. Kind of blue (a love poem) – and novel notes

Kind of blue

I’m in love with you
You notice
Everything I do and
I sense
A universe in you so
Let’s dance


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One of my characters seems to have started making a poetry chapbook; that was the last entry in the book so far.

Title inspo of course came from Miles Davis. One of my favourite albums:

(Miles Davis – Kind of Blue – from The Miles Davis Story)

Even those of us with ADD can watch that — it’s only 1 minute 42 seconds long. ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜‰

Quotes from the clip: “…made in 1959… [Kind of Blue is] one of the most supremely lyrical albums of all time.โ€ย  ย โ€œItโ€™s very very simple. Most of the pieces are just based on one or two scalesโ€ฆ not a whole chord sequence.โ€

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18:58.ย NaNoWriMo, day 4ย 

Yesterday afternoon’s writing session was bunk, except for that blog post which yielded wonderful gifts in the form of comments. Thank you Ellen, Rachel and Kim, for your help and/or encouragement!

This morning’s session was great. Got another 1500 words in before 07:00. Before writing, I’d already done calisthenics and yoga (10 minutes total, same as every other day — keeps me sane). Other mornings I’d been making an effort to be with my family more; putting off the writing till later; and honestly, it’s a tough balance because I’m a morning bird. My song sings in the morning. Night is okay too but a bird’s got to sleep. Afternoons are just not my best writing time.

After 07:00 I did the necessary tasks of the day (shcoo โ€”โ€”

dinner’s ready. I’m doing leftover pizza tonight. Kids are storming the table. One’s deliberately blocking my screen with his head to be funny and it’s hard to type.ย This post is 250 words, can I count it?

Sure. That makes for 1750 today, 9550 so far for the month. Novel ideas still swirling (as they have been for years, too many ideas, not too few); but seem to be arranging themselves into a spiral pattern. Galaxies…

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Image found via Pinterest but subject is Miles Davis, photographer isย ยฉ Lee Friedlander,ย  source is Erik Kim Photography: https://erickimphotography.com/blog/2013/03/29/10-lessons-lee-friedlander-has-taught-me-about-street-photography/

Nadine inhales & exhales words & images from current vantage point in Zone of Emptiness, France. Thank you for reading. โค๏ธŽ



13 thoughts on “0+4. Kind of blue (a love poem) – and novel notes

    1. Phew!! This was a huge relief to see, because all this time I thought it was I who was a figment. (And almost got scared there, for a minute.) Thanks for the reassurance, Dr. Bob ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. Wait a minute! Just because your character is a tulpa, doesn’t mean that you aren’t……in fact, reasoned opinion (mine) has it, that you (in the generic sense) are exactly that, a figment of your own imagination, just like a tulpa actually. My Mentor, author of I/Tulpa, Ion Light, has it that we all are tulpas. So no need to get scared. It is actually quite liberating once you get it. Love, Dr. Bob


  1. One of your characters is writing a poetry chapbook? And has adorable poems like that contained within. SIGH. Your ideas are swirling into galaxies, I ๐Ÿ’ฏ agree. I have to say, I love every word of that poem, itโ€™s simplicity, itโ€™s honesty. โ€œYou notice everything I do, I sense a universe in you so letโ€™s danceโ€™.

    Beautiful!!! ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜˜

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    1. Rachel, I keep saying this (I saw this comment after your later one on my later post), but you are the absolute best. ๐Ÿ˜‡ Thank you my friend! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒทYour encouragement is so encouraging. I means that deep and for real. ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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    1. Matthew, I love this question, because I think the answer is so important.

      I think I should actually publish an old post from a previous, hardly-anyone-viewed-it blog, but in short, a bit of exercise and fresh air, along with near-daily morning pages, are probably keeping me alive. ;))

      When I don’t do it, I’m cray-cray (anxious, sad, stressed). When I *do* do it, it’s sort of like taking a vitamin pill. It supercharges the day. Which is better for folks around me as well. :))

      Oh and I had to look up calisthenics too, haha, to be able to write about them without explaining them — but in short, it’s a military strength-training routine of exercises that require no gym, no equipment, and not much space.

      I got it from this free online book (which I found many years ago by typing “how to exercise when you hate exercise” into a search engine, lol” — chapter called “What Me, Exercise” — by the very generous computer hacker, John Walker (โ€”according to Wikipedia, the founder of something called Autodesk; not the spy ;)).

      This is all in that old bit of writing I was talking about, but in case I don’t get a “round tuit,” wanted to share that link at least. Have been doing a variation of that routine for more than 10 years. Works great for me, and takes very little time.

      Thanks a lot for asking; hope you’re not sorry you did… was a bit of a ramble there. :))


      1. Sorry for taking so long to reply Nadine. I’ve been night shift this week and wanted to do your insight justice! I suffer from exactly the same sense of ennui when I haven’t published anything for a while. I think proactivity breeds proactivity, and all the stuff you are talking about above (exercise etc) feeds into the will to write and create. Hence my need to get off my bum and back into the running instead of editing my lit review!

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        1. You’re quite amazing Matthew, I wouldn’t be too hard on yourself! Sending hugs! (And yet enjoying the thought of you running around the Scottish countryside between writing poetry and editing lit reviews, hee hee! ๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿž๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ)

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    2. p.s. and what I meant by “so important” is that I think lots of others can benefit (obvs), not because it’s keeping me (personally) alive! ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿค“


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