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A Secret Stash of Thinks & Thunks October 18, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Humor, Writing & Writers.
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How do you keep track of your writing ideas?

* In a folder or file?
* On the computer?
* In a bulging notebook?
* On lists littering your desktop?
* On a profusion of post-its?

A few years ago, I started stashing ideas in a private project I created on WEbook called Miscellaneous Musings ~ a writing journal full of ideas to implement down the road.

Each time an idea popped into my head, I’d create a new chapter, with snippets of this and that visible only to me.

Using a virtual cyber-screen allowed my half-baked ideas to incubate behind closed doors.
448px-Alice_05a-1116x1492On occasion, a curious sort would knock and ask to be invited in to take a look around.I’d point to the “Do Not Disturb” sign and keep writing.

“No blue aqui.”  “Move along people, there’s nothing to see here.”  

These days, I file Thinks and Thunks in draft posts on SLTW for later mining and refining.

If only Rumpelstiltskin (or the Keebler Elves) would transform my virtual dumping ground of Miscellaneous Musings into hidden gems worthy of excavation.

No rules . . . just write! 

Quote:  There is only one trait that marks the writer.  He is always watching.  It’s a kind of trick of the mind and he is born with it. ~ Morley Callahan

How about you?  Do you have a secret stash of ideas stored in cyberspace?

Related posts:  Premature Ejaculation * Blogging:  A Waggish Waste of Time? * The Sting of the Bard * Exploring Mind Caves For Hidden Gems * Down The Blog Hole * Fun With Words: One Syllable Challenge * The Power of the Pen

Untarnished and Unvarnished October 18, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Meditation, Mindfulness, Spirit & Ego.
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Last December, Kate shared a reflective post called Looking Back

The penultimate sentence in her penultimate paragraph captured the attention of several readers, including me:

“A spirit, an essence, not subject to age.”

That’s it.  

When linear thought stops, the past~present~future continuum dissipates.  We exist as detached observers in the timelessness of the Eternal Now.  

In silence, our spiritual essence shines . . . ageless, untarnished, unvarnished.

The ever-present-silent-space-between-our-thoughts reveals the fountain of youth. 

Be Here Now.

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Artwork by James Neil Hollingsworth:  4 Up 3 Down (Rosa’s Picks) * 4 Up 3 Down (Paintings in Oil) ~ to bid on this painting, visit Paintings in Oil for link.