I love that scene in Love Actually when Colin Firth's character jumps into the lake trying to retrieve the typed pages of his novel. He jumps in after his beautiful housekeeper goes in without any hesitation or reserve. Up to this point, his character is emotionally frozen and spiritually broken. The developing relationship with this beautiful woman, who doesn't speak any English, turns out to give him not only the inspiration to write, but also the inspiration to live again. You can see how these two dripping wet strangers connect in a very human way as they laugh about grasping at the floating wet pages of the novel. It is a memorable scene filled with moments of human integrity and abandon.
Spontaneous fun has a place at the writer's desk. I know that I sometimes get too serious when I sit down to write. Trying too hard to get inspiration can really backfire on even the best writers. A writer can benefit from living in the moment and hopefully the words will start to flow with ease on the page. I would love to write more but my three year old daughter is not too happy that mommy is blogging right now. Maybe I'll watch that movie tonight when I'm all alone after doing the dishes. Those are the little luxuries for mommies : )