If the road is not
Leading you where you would like
Get off, blaze a trail,
Maybe others will follow;
You may pioneer alone.
Creatives often ignore the rules, because they are exploring uncharted territory where accepted norms do not apply.
When you read the quotes of history’s greats, you learn the human condition has always presented tremendous challenges, requiring creativity, intellectual curiosity, tenacity, courage, and stamina to achieve success.
The wind spurs
the sails to unfold
with a clap,
the waves roll
a thunderous roar,
the ship bounces
and wallows bestride,
life, we take the ride.
Do that one thing, then do another, then keep going until it is done. That is how you conquer today and succeed tomorrow.
Sip long at the Well,
Draw in all the strength you need,
Plenty left, indeed.
There is abundance
Never fear to share your things,
The return is great.
Among the bright stars
That smile outshines the novas,
It captured my heart.
If you were with me
The gray skies would not matter,
You would light the way.
If I could, I would
Create a story to take
You where you should go,
But it is up to you, you know?
These boxes I save
I wonder, do I think they
Will fill magically?
No, I think, I could pack them
With goodies to send away
And maybe someone would smile,
I would make a difference.
Made from the scrap planks
Gathered where buildings came down,
Was his, and years later stands,
Monument to those weathered hands.
Home, be it simple,
The heart there hearkens, resides,
The soul flies by night.
The chair is empty,
Away from its native room;
Class dismissed too soon.
I speak out, you do what you want.
I do a lot of stream of consciousness stuff like this on Facebook, in my “Brain Dump Notebook,” and in my head. Things never stop coming. It can be a bit disconcerting. I thought I would share these few from yesterday with you.
I am grateful:
- I am given words, and I can make pictures to go along.
- Time is pliable, we can fill it as we will.
- Paper is relatively cheap.
- Creativity is a constant companion.
- Hope is still here. She is the gray and white Shih Tzu pictured above. You can see her growth if you recognize it.
- Chocolate, do I have to explain?
- Hot showers are available.
As a prompt try making up some witticisms of your own. These really are not hard, you only have to reach into your core and pull out pieces of your heart. If you are unused to doing this, you should practice. If you want to enthrall your audience, you must bleed. Until they see the lifeblood pouring out, they are unapt to believe.
Be sure you mean it when you take on a giant because if it suspects you lack commitment, it will destroy and eat you alive.
If you are fearful, take heart. Small successively more rigorous steps with allow you to overcome your terrors.
Invite mistakes, make failure part of the process on your path to ultimate success.
Thank you for visiting Haphazard Creative. I appreciate the time you have invested. I hope you will follow by clicking the button or invite you to simply come back often. You are fantastic, you can overcome obstacles and conquer problems that beset you. Let no one degrade you. As you go about, share your smile, be generous with praise, expect whoever you meet to become your friend, no strangers here. Welcome the world, and you will find it full of hope and peace. Take care, and God Bless and Keep You, Everyday, Everyway, Always and Forever.
© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan