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Old books: paper or ebook

“I do love secondhand books that open to the page some previous owner read oftenest. The day Hazlitt came he opened to “I hate to read new books,” and I hollered “Comrade” to whoever owned it before me.”     … Continue reading

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Hemingway – advice for a writer

While reading Hemingway, again, I stumbled upon the following quote and couldn’t resist sharing it. Though Hemingway was addressing writing and writers I believe it applies to all creative endeavours.    “In going where you have to go, and doing what … Continue reading

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mirror mirror

If you are ever short of inspiration, I recommend a visit to Creative Bursts for a Writing challenge: One morning, your mirror starts talking to you. Write about this.       – Sandy Ackers at CREATIVE BURSTS: sandy@sandyackers.com * “It … Continue reading

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GIGI ET LE CHAT

* “I cannot interest myself in anything that is not life.” – “Look for a long time at what pleases you, and longer still at what pains you.”    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette – Gigi and The Cat * Bisous, Léa

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TBR: A poem of book titles waiting to be read

“A home without books is a body without a soul.”  –   Marcus Tullius Cicero ” If you can only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”       … Continue reading

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Profond dans ses poèmes

As introduction to the following poem, I will tell you of a gift from my dear friend Yvonne in London. For the holidays she presented me with a copy of Les Fleurs Du Mal (Flowers of Evil) by Charles Baudelaire. … Continue reading

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blocked

“Ideas may drift into other minds, but they do not drift my way. I have to go and fetch them. I know no work manual or mental to equal the appalling heart-breaking anguish of fetching an idea from nowhere.” – … Continue reading

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At what age is privacy a right? a voice silenced

Write, write, write. It can save your life. You don’t need lessons, just pour out your thoughts and your pain. But only when it is safe to do so.  * “What man art thou that, thus bescreened in night, so … Continue reading

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I believe his name is Pablo

“Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns, do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior, that they are so united to creative people.” – Andre Norton “I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by … Continue reading

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Procrastination

“Time passes irrevocably.”   – Virgil   “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” – Pablo Picasso   “Procrastination is like masturbation. At first it feels good, but in the end you’re only screwing … Continue reading

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