team Typist silences the inner critic
I like that title.
“Go become the hero of your story!” ~Typist
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” ~Joseph Campbell
“Hidden within each of us is everything we need to achieve anything we can imagine.”
~Bo￼bby Kountz, TheEarthHeARTist
Thank goodness, Mnemo and I were only in Wonderland for a few minutes with this one...
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Talk about a tour-de-force today! First some minutiae caught my gaze: “gellybean moonlight”! I once asked myself what I would expect to find out about people whose work is to name a paint company’s new color chips. I believe that work has only become more challenging. 🤷🏽
Next the quite thought-provoking part, set in the context of self comparison with a 10-year old’s health challenges. “What must we do to just allow ourselves to be ourselves? Who we really are without comparing ourselves to others.” That can be my automatic first response for almost any skill or circumstance. Maladaptive to be sure. Survival value? I struggle to imagine any. “Let it go, Let it go!”
“Vanquishing The Invader” That has a good ring to it! For some reason this alternate came to mind: “Victor or Victim” The gerund, “vanquishing”, imparts more energy and clearly suggests a battle fought. “Victor” is no exception. I somewhat recall in the outset of the battle itself, with the Invader, you mentioned (this is my best recollection, not an attempted quote) wanting to keep your focus on positivity, relationship, and connection. Kinda that?
You exhibited all three of those and more. Yet addressing an “invader” or rejecting the “victim” role, to better focus on positives, to me implies a battle of sorts.
I once read that Ernest Hemingway would sometimes take hours to write a single five-word sentence. I wonder how long he took for the title, “The Sun Also Rises”?
Two more vignettes! That has me wondering if your writing calendar planning is paying off? Whatever may be the cause (immune system boosters?), I continue to experience a greater energy in what and how you post!! And it’s only Thursday!
When I read this
"If exploring Olivia, Make-a-Wish, and Sing Me A Story doesn’t touch your heart and make you want to be a better, stronger person…
go for a walk…
and read the story again.
Ït reminded me of a certain YouTuber whose outro went, "If you liked this video please hit the like button and if you disliked this video hit the dislike button twice." This was waaay back when there was a dislike button of course. ;) I like the idea that the person who didn't like the thing but watched it till the very end had a way to vent their frustration albeit with no effect. Later, he changed it to "If you liked this video, please hit the like button and if you disliked the video try setting the playback speed to 75 percent."
We need to be in the right headspace to be able to add something to our lives.
Quotes from Greek philosophers: “Ehh, that’s good enough — Mediocrates.”
"Vanquishing the Invader" is good but needs a subtitle, just to avoid someone thinking they really were getting a book about Ukrainian librarian partisans. 😉
Alas, I am awful on titles. For high school and college essays, I would just pick a short description of the essay, then put it into Latin (the advantage of three years of Latin), which made the mundane more profound (thought student me). Worked until I got a prof who knew Latin, who told me to knock it off. 😐 Also, I wasn't trying to get people to buy my essays.
I like Gary's take on focusing on the positive. What about something counterintuitive to the general public, (but what we've some to expect here)--My Friend, Cancer. Or The Gift of Cancer.