Sunday, February 26, 2012

Finding Ideas to Write About

Sometimes it seems finding ideas to write about is hard, but if we open our minds up there are things to write about everywhere.
"Find tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones and good in everything." Says William Shakespeare.
Many an enchanted forest has been fodder for a book or several. Imagine what a tree with a big nurl in the side of it looks like. My Willow tree outside my office window is such a tree. In different light, the time of day, the weather conditions that nurl looks like a million different things that could wind up as printed words on the page somewhere.

Running brooks in many ways sounds like a story teller. Listen, sit quietly at the side of a brook and listen. What message does it sing. What words does it bubble forth?

Sermons in stones - Peter the rock, comes to mind but their are others . Sticks and Stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me. Pet rocks. The Rolling Stones, musical group.

Good in everything?  Nothing happens without a reason. We need to test the skills we've been given to find the good. Imagine those people who were late for various reasons that probably stressed them out and started their day in a miserable mood when they were late to work in September 9 of 2001, they surely see the good, their blessings in that day. We may have to linger over the seeming obstacle before we see the good...but if by chance...imagine.

Did Shakespeare know something we didn't? or that we don't regularly think about?
What do you think? Comment here please.

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