If only it was as easy to write one line of a song as it is to write a sentence, a paragraph, or a page of a book. Of course, if you were to ask a songwriter the same question, he or she would probably twist it around, and not without reason.
The bottom line in all scenarios, whether writing a story, writing a song, or writing a letter, at times it feels like it is like climbing a mountain.
It’s why we have waste paper bins, and imaginary shooting practice sessions. By the way, I don’t get very many scrunched paper balls in.
Curiously, we seem to categorize almost insurmountable problems in terms of climbing mountains. Of course, I’ve yet to attempt to climb the north face of Mount Everest, but I suspect I’ll have to do a lot of practice to do so.
Maybe that’s what I need to do as a writer. Practice, not climbing mountains.
Mountains have always been part of the metaphor for overcoming obstacles. So, metaphorically, to overcome this ‘obstacle’, we can choose to climb over it, blow it up, or tunnel through it.
But the salient point is the same in all cases, obstacles, metaphorical or not, are not insurmountable, they just need time to find a solution.
So, in my case, there are two items to note when it comes to mountains, the first, I prefer to go through a tunnel, and the second, there’s not a mountain I’ve been up that hasn’t had a magnificent view. Of course, getting to the top has been easy, I just hopped on the tram or the gondola.
After all, isn’t that what they’re there for?
Ok, flippancy aside, I have had to climb a few mountains of my own over the years, and, yes, it’s hard work, and, at times, I’ve wanted to give up.
But, not today. Today is a good day.
And as the title says, ‘There ain’t no mountain high enough!’