To tackle a problem one has to face it. The sages say-if you are afraid of something you have to confront that fear.
Demons don't go away; they only increase in numbers.
To face the fear of writing one has to write. Swaying on a hammock will not bring inspiration. Edward de Bono in his book, Think, addresses creativity. Creativity does not come unless you act on it. One might have to wait too long if one waits for inspiration.
I take a lot of photos when my wife and I travel. To learn photography I have to read and learn from the professionals. And I have to take a lot of photos.
If I want to improve my writing I have to write. Studying is not enough.No roads come easy to reach a destination.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I finished reading "Language God Talks" by Herman Wouk. His writing is lucid and concise. I like the subtle discussion he had written with Richard Feynman in the way he explains the importance of God in his or one's life, the wonder of a child about the universe and enchantment of poetry, nature and art.
I particularly treasure the quotation from Ecclesiastes:"He has made all things beautiful in their time, and has put eternity in men's hearts, except that no man will find out the work of the Lord from beginning to end."
Posted by edgar at 10:38 AM
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I just finished the book, The Council of Dads, by Bruce Feiler. Bruce was diagnosed with cancer of the bone and underwent months of chemotherapy and later surgery and months of chemotherapy again. He and his wife are raising toddlers twin daughters. The book is full insights and lessons on love,friendship and family.
Bruce Feiler has written Walking the Bible which I read a few ago and enjoyed.This book is different.
In one of the passages; "So when you look out at this landscape, what do you see?"
"What I see is a constant unfolding visual poem," he said."This stream, the clouds, the sunset last night. And when you grow up learning to see like that, you never stop."
Posted by edgar at 5:22 PM
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Sometimes I have to dance a few steps when I am walking. It's one way to eliminate monotony. There are many choices in life and many things at every moment. There is no need to stay in one place. My body and mind can travel at any time to any place.
Which wine wine opener do you need?
Posted by edgar at 3:06 PM
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Cheri & I just returned from driving more than 4000 miles through Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico , Arizona and California.
The weather was comfortable and the scenery was splendid.
The varied landscape with magnificent colors and beauty revealed the art and science of nature. Nature invites us to open our eyes and look at our surroundings.
Posted by edgar at 6:10 PM