if I were a beer…

there is a case of beer bottles in my garage. it was a holiday gift. twelve special beers. the best of the best. is what the printed words say right there on the macho pretty box. the best of the best. more than the fantastic four or the magnificent seven–it’s the sublime twelve. I stare down at this charismatic hops box. twelve superb necks holding twelve superior brews. hell, what would I say if I were just one beer. this is twelve. twelve miraculous times someone mixed and poured perfect.

hmm. I said I was going to start this year with writing honestly. I’d have to think long and deep, as long and as deep as those amber necks reaching down to those chilly ales swallowed to warm the senses.

truth is one thing in the flesh, it’s a whole other liquid when brewed into words. let me start chugging here:

I don’t know where my words come from. this unnerves me a bit. it’s like arriving at a familiar place with no recollection of the ride. I don’t know what is going to happen most times I plan to write so I can never really plan anything longer than a short piece. I managed to pen ten manuscripts long ago when my brain was less fragmented, all fantasy blended with some sci-fi, all for the tween market. I don’t think my liquefied brain could pour adult long write. that would be a real challenge for me in my present glass state, though I’ve visited over thirty US states. I am not worldly. Other then crossing into Tijuana on foot back in the ’80s, and staring at bugs in Montreal’s Insectarium, my world travel case is sticker light. I am George Bailey-never left Bedford Falls.

It has taken me until now to learn how to lower the brewery simmer button. no more unnecessary boiling. life’s to short for bubbling over the vat.

if I were beer, I’d belong in a wine bottle. whatever the hell that means.

Fly Lord

Fly Lord

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16 thoughts on “if I were a beer…

  1. Beautiful work as always AnnMarie! How is your book going? You start building that gold house yet with all the money you will make off your best selling book. I am going to buy it next month and read it when I am able to concentrate when reading. I look forward to werewolves drawings. If you have a book tour I am getting in the long line to get my copy of your book signed and a warm AnnMarie hug if they allow those. I feel good today just slowly settling into Halloween 3 already 12 pages in. It’s getting good. Fun having Sarah Silverman in it do you think Sarah likes her fans? I told her I put her in it I only expect two reactions from her telling me to go stuff myself or her being indifferent. Regardless of her reaction I know Ms Silverman has depression along with Mrs. Ashley Judd so they can hide it but writing a book for them well mean something to them espically that guy that told Ashley Judd at his ice cream shop anyone that comes to his shop with an Ashley Judd movie and throws it out gets free milkshakes. Well I am sure Ashley hearing from me putting her in the book will make her forget about that guy. Hope you are well my beloved friend AnnMarie woo hoo hope 2017 is another great year for you AnnMarie and very prosperous! And most of all fun!

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    • you are very sweet, Dan. thank you for your kind and generous thoughts. the book road will be a hard one but I’ll do my best to make things happen. and yes, if I ever go on a whirlwind tour I’ll look forward to signing away😊
      you keep writing and reading and feeling well-depression is a difficult disease to keep at bay-those who struggle with it do so with courageous effort
      be well
      am:)

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      • Thanks AnnMarie you will get there you are the most gifted writer in the world today. It’s coming to light and you will make it. I want my signed copy of your book to read ‘from the prettiest, nicest, greatest and coolest person AnnMarie to my friend Dan’ remember that in case I get too scared when I meet you in line it can be quite overwhelming and frightening surrounded by all your beauty at once. Thanks Halloween 3 is going to be great. With writing to be successful you got to make sure you have fun you are living your dream so be happy when you live. I wish good health to you too and keep on banging out those books. I am starting an ‘AnnMarie collection’ I tell all my friends about you I have the coolest,prettiest and greatest writer as my friend!

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      • you are beyond flattering, my young friend
        there are lines and wrinkles beneath the lines and wrinkles:)
        for you, my friend – email me a mailing address and I will send you a book – you are the real writer, not I
        am:)

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  2. I know exactly what that last line of your post means (the one about wine), and so do you. 🙂 And you must re-read it and then believe it. As for not venturing out much, there’s a great quote which I can’t for the life of me find about not needing to go anywhere to be a writer (writing is all in the head anyway). But you know I’d love to hear (read) about that crossing into Tijuana and that visit to Montreal’s insect museum (fascinating). And as Flannery O’Connor said (I could find her quote): “Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.” Material and truth are everywhere. It’s just that often we think our own material and truth aren’t all that terribly interesting — well, to us they may not be, but to others they’re stories waiting to be told. DS

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  3. Love your last line. Just pour your beer into a classy wine glass and enjoy. Ha ha! Life is so funny if you get its sense of humor. Your words, “It’s like arriving at a familiar place with no recollection of the ride” is perfect for how I feel with some of my writing and some of my life. There’s a story there somewhere. Happy 2017! May we all be blessed! 🙂

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  4. I do believe you’d be a golden delicious ale! I myself would prefer to be Dr Pepper….well, I’m almost there having earned a PhD many moons ago (Piled higher and Deeper) and I was a high school cheerleader! 😊🎉. Insomnia strikes again – so glad to spend some time with you here 😊

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    • awe shucks😄
      you were a cheerleader! I can picture the pompoms. I always secretly wished I could have been a cheerleader – especially to wear those terrific black and white saddle shoes!
      lol-I just realized the time of your comment – I can’t sleep either but must try to return to my pillow demons – my son has day 2 of a wrestling tournament and we’re leaving early in the am again…
      am:)

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      • Yawn—was just ready to pack it in and try for zzzzs again. LOL we are two goofuses up at this time. Kindred spirits!!! We called them Bubbles, they were softer than saddle shoes. And you’re right. They were the best part of the uniform! To bed….perchance to dream….

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      • Lillian-
        I like that “bubbles” 😊
        I’m so very far behind, my apologies too-
        trying to get this book off the ground and it’s taking so much time –
        this not sleeping thing is beginning to fray my nerves 😉
        I’m sure we’ll cross live wires again when the moon is at its fullest
        am:)

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