Challenging Thoughts

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Most people, like this hungry-challenged kitty-cat, enjoy a challenge in life, and it may be that the more one answers that call to challenge, the more satisfying life becomes.

I enjoyed this writing- and work-related challenge given by one of the producer-writers of the movie “Bright Star”, a biographical drama on the life of poet John Keats. Paraphrased, she indicated that “playing with the (your) work is how you find your energy” for it, to carry it out well and with enthusiasm.

Keats, although unappreciated in his short life-time (dying at the age of just 25), practiced play with his work, and he practiced his poetry, as well as using it in his love letters to “Fanny”. His work eventually became recognized throughout the world as genius.

Work, play, practice altogether brings rewards.

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Credit:
Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

 

Starting Out…

Why did I chose to use a photo of infancy, here?

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Me, 1947, one-year-old!

Because…

as I think about life having been lived for 70 years, I also think of the whole thing of infancy, in life, and, here, on WordPress, this writing site that quickly has become like a home base, like the end of the trip through my writing life that also began in infancy, when I first put pencil to paper and which has come around full circle to a place where I feel I’m just beginning a new writing life that I was meant to live.

I’m a new, improved infant, able to write intelligently, but, in a way, just finding a life’s writing base.

It’s all too deep to go further. The more I attempt to explain it, the more I can elaborate on it. So I’ll just leave this main course, here, and leave you, dear readers, to speculate on more of life’s way of turning you thus and so, until you reach home base on your own terms and begin again, as an infant.

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Credit:
Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg