Thoughts On Embarking

‘Thoughts On Embarking’

In a post from yesterday, Embarking, I shared a wonderful quote from Alan Alda about the need to fully commit to journeys into new and strange things.

The man on the gang plank has his bag loaded as he heads for the boat.

He’s committed to the trip.

Alda is right – you can’t leave yourself safely on the shore when the unknown beckons.

Be bold! Have the nerve, Alda exhorts.

To give an example:

I don’t actually ever discuss the craft of blogging itself on Ebb Then Flood (plenty of people more expert than me do so) but embarking on this blogging journey just under two years ago is the sort of challenge that takes you with it once you actually have the gumption to start.

You can’t hold back, and you have to park that sense of self-doubt I suspect we all have, if you want to blog.

It’s certainly taken me to some strange places as I have, erm, pushed the boat out…

Similarly, I wish you boldness and new creative adventures.

Andy L.

Whirl Of Pain

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‘Whirl Of Pain’

This is for those trapped in a whirl of pain; the razor wire of your personal hell encircling you.

You don’t need to be told what pain feels like.

But you have to believe there is some good in you, and the world, and that you will find it somehow.

Just in the same way that there is light and sky through the wire in the photo,”beyond” awaits…

 

 

Random Thoughts

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‘Random Thoughts’

Random thoughts.

Fuzzy often.

Or like sparks igniting unexpected insights.

Going off on tangents, in every direction, hard to control.

It wouldn’t be any sort of mind life without them.

Sometimes they make no sense at all; at other times they are the missing piece in a puzzle.

Thoughts are just that – thoughts. You don’t have to act on them, but you can!

I mean, this post was going to be something completely different until the above image sent my mind off and running somewhere else.

So, I will leave you with these random thoughts for the day, and wish you moments of your own filled with delightful randomness!