To see if it works.
Golden Friday… everything that really matters to your heart, your soul, your spirit, comes towards you at a price you can afford. Everything you want to see more of in your life, everything that’s good for the planet and normally gets buried under everything that’s best for the wallets of people who have enough already.
Golden Friday. Your needs are met, your heart is soothed, your spine supported. You can move your limbs, as if by miracle. Just think of a movement and it happens. Just think of relaxing those muscles and it happens. Just think, just blink…
Golden Friday. You can visit your friends and family. You get to get close to the ones you love. You get to hug them. There’s no risk in being close, no rules are being broken, no virus is entering a new host.
Golden Friday. With just one click you can buy patience. Two clicks for wisdom, three for justice.
Golden Friday. A great day to paint.
This poem was sponsored by black Friday.
Finally! Monday November 2nd, at 20h Dutch time (convert to your time here) we will PARTY! You’re invited 🙂 We’re going to celebrate with you that our book is going live on Amazon! And we want to show how beautiful it is You’ll get to see all the photographs in the coffee table book version. Angela will read some of the poems (requests are welcome), you can ask questions… There’s 40 minutes of time to be together and go ‘wow’
Let me know if you want to be sent be the login details for the party. It will not be recorded. It will probably be on Zoom, but I’m checking different options as well.
A special message for my Introverted friends: feel free to leave your camera off or anything else that makes you feel comfortable in what we hope will be a gathering of more than just my mum and me. Everyone is welcome to participate in a form that’s relaxing for them! We just want to share our joy.
I’ve never joined a writer’s workshop before, but why not?
The GoDogGoCafe is a friendly and supportive online space. The workshop is free to join, and it will be fun! It’s been a while since I wrote a story, so I’m eager to find out what the workshop will bring me.
The first assignment is 150-300 words, so that’s manageable!
Something to think about:
My stepfather, a custom home builder, taught me the basics of carpentry: “measure twice, cut once.” Sounds simple enough, but it takes discipline and an investment in time to slow down and repeat the measurement, and the power saw can be unforgiving. Many are the boards wasted by a few mismarked millimeters. The lesson stuck with me, and I think about the concept often in other areas of my life, including my writing and editing.
For this prompt, I encourage you to slow down and measure twice. We are writers. We have stories to create. That creation requires an investment in ourselves, a belief in our ideas, a commitment to the hard work of writing so that we may communicate our creative babies effectively to others. In the words of Henry Miller, “open up…discover what is already there.”
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There was a time that I was embarrassed to share what I’d written, so submitting poems to magazines was a big step for me. This year, when my foot was broken and I was sofa bound, I’ve made more submissions then ever before, because I wanted to do something useful with all that time that I was unable to work.
I probably still wouldn’t have dared, if I hadn’t known that sometimes my work gets accepted indeed, so it wasn’t as scary. In order of appearance:
Get me out of here – I’m not a silent poet
Back in the day – Arts Saves Lives Magazine
Seriously – Celebrating change
Things that could deliver – Auroras & Blossoms
It was a no-brainer what today’s door for #ThursdayDoor was going to be. The hospital door! This morning at 9 AM I went in there wearing just one sock and a cast. I came out wearing two socks… which is a spectacular feeling when that has been an impossibility for five months.
I’ll still have to walk on crutches with a special, supportive shoe for four weeks. But I can move my ankle again, I can touch my leg, I can try to move my toes… This seemingly endless period of immobility make me totally grateful for these small but big blessings.
After 5 months of no income I can use help in finding new coaching clients. If you like, you can help my sharing my cast-off celebration sale with people you know. Or buy a coaching voucher as a clutter free, environmentally friendly gift.
Just so you know: The topic can be ANYTHING, not just procrastination. Life, love, lust… Whatever someone would like to change in their life. Whatever they’d like to talk about to a good listener, who knows how to ask deepening questions and help you find your own answers.
For more Thusday Doors, head over to our host Norm.