Category Archives: Words That Speak

A Writing Frame Of Mind

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” 
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” 
Ernest Hemingway

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” 
Toni Morrison

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” 
Madeleine L’Engle

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” 
Stephen King

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” 
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” 
Mark Twain

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” 
Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

 

Courage

As I prepare to write my final exam tomorrow I have reached the point of enoughness for this year. Courage is a word that often left my lips, to clients, friends, family, and to myself. I know that it hasn’t only been me. Many things have happened in the world, things that many thought impossible to ever have happened. Some were positive, others negative.

Today is the 1st of December. As the year winds down, I reflect on what courage has been for me this year.

I’m looking forward to a December of reading books, spending time with family and enjoying the hot sun on my skin.

 

A Thank You

I am humbled by the response my last post received (The Dripping Thoughts) – thank you! I am grateful for having you as a reader of Wide Eyed In Wonder, and for coming by from time to time.

This is also a message to let you know that I am going to be out of town next week for a couple of days. I’m going to spend sometime tonight scheduling posts so that this space remains lit.

I spent yesterday working on my other blog – The Agile Way – I’m excited about it. I’m having some styling issues and need to make sure that they are not browser related before getting on to the WordPress forum.

Che and I spent this weekend replenishing gas for the heater, food for the tummy and LED lights for the dining room. Today we had a delightful day at the flea-market (I love these) and the visit wouldn’t have been complete without pancakes with sugar and cinnamon and a cappuccino, whilst sitting in the warm winter sun.

I’m going to spend sometime studying for my social entrepreneurship exam next Sunday (yes, an exam on a Sunday!) and as the temperature drops outside I will move into a warmer part of the house, switch on the heater and snuggle down for a comfortable evening with Che.

I hope that you are having a great weekend!

Regina