“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. ”
What happens when your favourite character’s story completely changes? Does their perfect life begin to unravel or do their problems magically disappear? What do these changes do to their personalities, do they merely survive or thrive?
Get creative and have fun.
“Anyone moderately familiar with the rigors of composition will not need to be told the story in detail; how he wrote and it seemed good; read and it seemed vile; corrected and tore up; cut out; put in; was in ecstasy; in despair; had his good nights and bad mornings; snatched at ideas and lost them; saw his book plain before him and it vanished; acted people’s parts as he ate; mouthed them as he walked; now cried; now laughed; vacillated between this style and that; now preferred the heroic and pompous; next the plain and simple; now the vales of Tempe; then the fields of Kent or Cornwall; and could not decide whether he was the divinest genius or the greatest fool in the world.”
~ Virginia Woolf
“There are as many worlds as there are kinds of days, and as an opal changes its colors and its fire to match the nature of a day, so do I.” ~John Steinbeck
One thing I have learned is that there is one constant in life and that is change. We all experience changes that occur by choice or by chance, they can be positive and enrich us, often, when thrust upon us; they knock us down and scare us to our core but ultimately, they change us by teaching us more about our strengths and ourselves.
Change can be difficult, but it is inevitable however, what matters the most, is how we face it. Are you in the midst of change? What positive lessons are rising to the surface? What would you like the outcome to be? What can you do to help yourself reach that outcome? How are you changing? Reflect and write.
“Out of the artist’s imagination, as out of nature’s inexhaustible well, pours one thing after another. The artist composes, writes, or paints just as he dreams, seizing whatever swims close to the net. This shimmering mess of loves and hates—fishing trips taken long ago with Uncle Ralph, a 1940 green Chevrolet, a war, a vague sense of what makes a novel, a symphony, a photograph—this is the clay the artist must shape into an object worthy of our attention; that is, our tears, our laughter, our thought.”
As usual when catching up on my feeds I looked to see if there were new posts by Honoré Dupuis from his wonderful blog “Of Glass & Paper“. Reading his post ”Sunshine Award from a Master” I was thrilled to see that he had been a recipient of such a well deserved award. I was also surprised to see my name listed in his nominations among such wonderful bloggers as Rick Stassi, Leslie Moon, Louise Hastings, Mirabella, Jim Wright, Diana Lee, Ash N. Finn, Marny Copal and Romantic Dominant.
Honoré is such a wonderful person and talented writer it was a true honor that he chose me and I want to thank him for bestowing such a compliment, it is appreciated more than he knows.
As per the rules listed below, here are my answers for the Q & A questions…
Favorite Color: Since for many black isn’t a color I would have to say “Amethyst” …okay, okay “purple”. *sighs*
Favorite Animal: Dragonfly…okay, I know it’s an insect, not an animal..but rules were meant to be broken.
Favorite Number: “11″ ..not “666″ to many people’s surprise
Favorite Non-alcoholic Drink: Coffee…and for those who know me well, they are painfully aware that it is a necessity in my world…and theirs, which would explain the “666″ reference. *evil grin*
Facebook or Twitter: Tough choice, but I guess I am a Twitter girl…I like the challenge of trying to get a point across in a 140 characters or less… and for a long-winded gal like me…it can only be a positive.
Your Passion: Other than my wonderful husband Mike, I would have to say using my creativity, whether in written word or captured moment….or trying to make my cooking look way more appetizing than it will actually taste. LOL
Giving or getting presents: Giving for sure, unless it’s books…or coffee.
Favorite Day: November 5th
Favorite Flowers: Gerber Daisies
My nominations: Now to be serious… all of those I have chosen are wonderfully supportive and talented bloggers, writers, authors and/or artists who dedicate their time and skills to pursue their craft and inspire others..
If you want to join in the fun, and continue the process, the rules are to:
(1) Thank the person who gave you the award in your blog post.
(2) Complete the Q&A below in your blog post.
(3) Pass on the award to 10-12 deserving and inspiring bloggers, inform them and link to their blogs.
“What is needed is,
in the end, simply this:
solitude, great inner solitude.
Going into yourself and
meeting no one for hours
on end–that is what you must
be able to attain.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke