Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Posted that short story in my writers group for comments and even let Rick read it. I appreciate your kind comments, but it's obvious it fell short In other words nobody really got it. I did learn some valuable lessons from this experience thought. Primarily, when you working within a very tight framework (I can't even say Hi in less than 500 words) you have to leave in what is important and get rid of some of the prose,no matter how much you love it.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
“Hey Benni, thanks for lunch, I’m so depressed, I need you to talk to me,” Clare said, as she slid into the booth.
“It’s about him, isn’t it?”
“Yeah, you know he was a photographer?” Clare said.
“Yes, I knew that.”
All that adventure and the beautiful women….He would be alive today if….” Clare said.
“Clare the world is full of beautiful women, what is needed is more genuine women. Women who are not afraid to accept their true callings as mothers and wives, women who are willing to learn and grow into those callings, women who want genuine feeling and emotions, not cheap counterfeits.”
“Don’t you think I want those things?” Clare asked.
“I don’t know. Look, you wondered why there was no man in my life for almost twenty years; well it was because I had a true love. After he was gone I was angry and heartbroken, I thought about looking for someone else, but I realized another man was not going to replace him. Although, I might fall in love again, it would not be the same love. So, I made a decision to cherish the genuine love that I had and not accept a cheap imitation.”
“I can’t understand why he went to that place. Everything was good between us, even the sex,” Clare said.
“It always comes back to sex. Sex and love might be bound together but, don’t mistake one for the other. While sex might be an expression of love it can’t create or replace it. Love can stands on its own, but sex alone will eventually leave you feeling hollow and unfulfilled. True love doesn’t require any payment; it’s free and unattached to the physical.”
“I feel so alone and afraid, I need someone to fill my life,” Clare said.
“You have a choice, you can replace the photographer with some guy, you can replace love with sex and you can replace your potential for genuine happiness with things or; you can live in peace knowing that you have experienced true love, let that settle into your being, and see what happens. Time really does heal all wounds, but we like to pick a scab, thinking it will speed up the process. In reality that only creates more of a scar.”
“So where do I go from here?”
You stand at a crossroad where pain, loneliness and sorrow meet peace, tranquility and devotion. Only you can decide to turn the corner and accept your life.”
“So you’re telling me I’ll never have that kind of love again?” Clare asks.
“Not at all, but in order to find a worthy man, you have to be spending some time making yourself worthy.”
“Will you tell him? Can you do that?” Clare said.
“He already knows.”
“Miss are you waiting for someone, or do you want to order now,” the waitress said.
“No I’m alone and I’m ready,” Clare said.
There you go, that's it, at least I had the courage to submit it somewhere.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Saturday, May7th, Mother's Day Eve and I am reminded how much I dislike Mother's day. My Mom has been gone for thirty-two years, so at this time I only miss her more (funny how you never get over missing your Mom) and I think Mother's Day is just another day that ends up being more about everybody but Mom.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
This morning’s headline that Osama bin Laden was killed in a firefight in Pakistan and quickly buried at sea. We must take it as more evidence that the US government has unlimited belief in the gullibility of Americans.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Happy May Day! What images does that conger up for you? I think of two very different things; First, lovely little girls with flowers in their hair dancing around a large pole stuck into the ground with ribbons and flowers streaming from it. Each little girls hold onto a ribbon and sings as she dances around the pole (May Pole). Second, the annual parade of weaponry in the former Soviet Union. This was a time when they held their annual May Day Parade, with all of their military might including tanks, huge missiles on flat bed trucks, and hundreds or thousands of armed,uniformed soldiers.