Aborted Blog Posts: Edition #1

This long-form blogging is hard compared to the wham-bam world of Twitter with its 140 character constraints. It's easy to start a blog post. Finishing one is a different colored horse.

As I've been cleaning out my cluttered computer recently, I've been finding document files with cryptic titles. Upon opening some, I've rediscovered the beginnings of blog posts that I never finished. Ideas that never cohered. Writing prompts that prompted nothing. Drafts that eventually bored me. I have decided to post some of these without further editing or explanation. Here's the first one:
Despite an outward air of youthful sprightliness, and discounting the elan with which I embrace modern ways, I’m getting old. I’m reminded of this fact when I lumber down the stairs in the morning in a cruel parody of Walter Brennan. The reference to Walter Brennan confirms my condition.

I probably started than on my last birthday. I don't remember where I planned to go with it. I suspect that I was sidetracked while looking for a YouTube clip of Walter Brennan, like this one from the fabulous Howard Hawks film "To Have and Have Not" starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall:



Or maybe this fun compilation from "Rio Bravo" with John Wayne:

3 comments:

Miss Laura said...

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家弘 said...

感謝您費心的分享您的生活!讓我也感同身受!

蔣筱芸 said...

Poverty tries friends..................................................................