As I talk to and read/listen to comments from writers I find incredibly diverse views but very little divergence of process. They all have one. Many, like mine – consistent time of day, simmer in this stew of my thoughts, marinating before leaping onto some hot grill. Testing self, see what we can, what we can handle – what we can withstand, what we can try, what we can express. Not about taste but about appetite, not about work but wholly about work ethic, not about destination – all about journey.
Hit a key, put pencil to paper, take the step you’ll never regret it. You’ll never look back. You’ll never be able to stop …
READY OR WAITING Mark, Not sure where you get your daily inspirations, but some of them really hit the mark. At the ripe age of 70 I think back of all the decisions I have made, some good, some bad but based on my own concerns about what others might think. I cannot say that I always regretted those decisions, but certainly I can think of a few that I would do differently looking back. My father was a bit of a wild man at times. He inspired me in many ways, but some of things I learned were about "what not to do." When Dad passed away I wondered if anyone would come to his funeral and what the Minister might say. In fact the church was packed and the Minister began with the words "Well, we are burying a real character today." All is forgotten and mostly forgiven in the end and we waste far too many hours wondering what other people might think, when 95% of the time, they couldn't care less, GB, Calgary, AB