From West Side Story

Could be!
Who knows?
There’s something due any day;
I will know right away,
Soon as it shows.
It may come cannonballing down through the sky,
Gleam in its eye,
Bright as a rose!

Who knows?
It’s only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Under a tree.
I got a feeling there’s a miracle due,
Gonna come true,
Coming to me!

Could it be? Yes, it could.
Something’s coming, something good,
If I can wait!
Something’s coming, I don’t know what it is,
But it is
Gonna be great!

With a click, with a shock,
Phone’ll jingle, door’ll knock,
Open the latch!
Something’s coming, don’t know when, but it’s soon;
Catch the moon,
One-handed catch!

Around the corner,
Or whistling down the river,
Come on, deliver
To me!
Will it be? Yes, it will.
Maybe just by holding still,
It’ll be there!

Come on, something, come on in, don’t be shy,
Meet a guy,
Pull up a chair!
The air is humming,
And something great is coming!
Who knows?
It’s only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Maybe tonight . . .

I have this great anticipation of writing something of interest. I often think of this song sung by Tony in WSS, expressing this feeling that something amazing is waiting around the corner. Unfortunately for Tony, what was waiting was forbidden love and a bullet to the gut, but I’m hopeful my “something great” will be the dedication to write. I’ve been wanting to write for a long time and have always found excuses not to. I feel the stories percolating inside of me but never quite breaking the surface to compel me to sit at a keyboard. Or, I’ll think of something interesting to write but not have my computer and fail to write down the idea. It’s time for those days to be over. I’m officially declaring myself a writer.

Possible writing projects (I love lists):

  • (NF) what it’s like to be single again post-divorce
  • (F) novel based on high school experiences in Hawaii (convenient excuse to go to Oahu for research – yes!)
  • (F) futuristic tale of the world, if we lived in a matriarchal society rather than old white guys in power.
  • (F) scintillating novel about SV
  • (NF) magazine articles