Today is Celebrate the Small Things with Tara Tyler over at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author. The rules are simple, think of something that happened to you this week that made you smile, laugh or jump for joy and celebrate with a Friday post on your blog. Go here for all the details.
Being raised by a single mother of four we spent a lot of time in thrift stores looking for everything from clothes to toys. As an adult perusing through thrift stores brings back fond memories of childhood, every trip is like a treasure hunt. This week I'm celebrating a toy I found in a thrift store, a magnetic dart board.
Now, I've never owned a dart board, didn't spend my college days in bars playing darts, and, as you can see from the picture below, I'm not very good. However, in the The Artist's Way there is a quote by Stephen Nachmanovitch that has stuck with me: The most potent muse of all is our own inner child. So when I saw this dart board for only $3.99, I knew my inner child needed it.
It hangs on the door to my little office and when my muse is playing hide-and-seek with me, I play darts with her. Often the small break is the perfect recess we need before we get back to the business of writing. It doesn't work every time, but it sure beats staring at a blank page.
What small, or not so small, thing are you celebrating this week? Do you allow your inner child a time to play?