Listen Sharp, Think Deep, and Guard Your Tongue...

I remain a tad scattered after vacation. My writing schedule is a bit of a mess, I have a pile of things in the middle of the bedroom that need to be organized, my altar is wishing for warmer days (I can hear it singing to me… spring, spring, spring), my exercise routine died a horrible death sometime last year, I have a gazillion of appointments with government offices… Way too many things to focus on at the same time, so I’ve been doing a bit of reading in order to find my center *cough, cough, cough*.

Here are a few of the quotes that stayed with me:

1. “He was swimming in a sea of other people’s expectations. Men had drowned in seas like that.” ~New Spring by Robert Jordan

2. “Unless you know the code, it has no meaning.” ~The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

3. “When the heart craved something so forcefully, then reason became nothing but helpless observer.” ~Fearless by Cornelia Funke

4. “I kind of like being a slut. It beats the heck out of being an old lady.” (Grandma Mazur)  ~Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich

5. “Listen sharp, think deep, and guard your tongue…” for “Even fools say something worthwhile now and again. ~The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

What have you been up to, my Wicked Luvs? Turned anyone into stone, lately? 

Fearless , by Cornelia Funke
is full of dark and memorable images.
borrowed from Mirrorworld

31 comments:

  1. I have been de-cluttering my house and giving it a bit of a makeover. I love that you quoted Robert Jordan not once but twice, the hubby loves him; we own the entire wheel of time series(and then some). We were both broken hearted when he passed.

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    1. My closet is now completely de-cluttered... All the mess is in the middle of the room, lol!

      Robert Jordan weaved an amazing tale. And was a great writer. I love what he did to make sure the series ended the way he wanted, even after his death. I hope he is reading how much we admire his work.

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  2. Walk AWAY from the books.....and then centre yourself. You can't calm your mind while filling it with awesomeness. Do you have an indoor garden/naturey place near you (I know you have snow) where you can go and "touch" green? :D XXX

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    1. "Walk away from the books"? Are you mad! I would lose my wits. I will listen to a book while I garden, how is that?

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  3. Gina is so wise. Just maybe a a soothing cup of tea, too, whilst you coax the calm from your dear plantlings.

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    1. It's 11:32 pm, right now. Tea sounds really good...

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  4. Thanks to Gina I now know I am above average for psychopathic tendencies, (the Duchy shared a test to take...I follow..) Recieved a new book from Amazon and waiting on two more, ( used this ). Then my reading challenge library is complete! Until I visit this Blog! Temptation and curiosity, I will settle for starting a Wish List! To satisfy my urges....
    Finished my art for my review at months end and making a special swap piece for you know who!
    Yes! My head will be bobbing up and down in that sea of other's expectations! ....such is the life of a scullery maid!
    The wise ladies are correct! Search out nature!
    Always time well spent visiting Missy Magaly! xoxoDebi

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    1. I took that test and was a bit afraid to post the results, lol! Gina is always getting us in trouble, that's why we love her! I should probably take my journal for a walk in the woods, like Duchy Gina has suggested in the past.

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  5. I've been (once again) cleaning and organizing. It seems that is my only pass time nowadays. But the lucky recipients of my gleaning will appreciate that I am maniacal about doing this. It is once again time to start thinking of the "junk sales" for the animal rescues and giving the good Junk to sell. GK and I are participating in Pay it Forward weekend, this weekend, and we are off today to leave our handmade fairies at libraries, playgrounds and parks for someone to find a fairy and take it home. Then we'll fast food pay it forward at a couple of places and then off to get some Oma and GK time at an art gallery. This will be a fabulous Friday with my soul sista. Hope your day is a filled with all you hope for and more.

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    1. That sounds like a great idea. A fairy surprise for a stranger who needs a smile. I better stop by your cyber home to read all about it.

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  6. We just found out we'll get Migration's reply in the mail next week, and it will probably be negative. So I'm just in a state, trying to distract myself with tv shows and creative projects.

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    1. I hope, I hope, I hope is not negative. I'm crossing my fingers and my toes!

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  7. Trying not to die of the plague and squeeze in a bit of writing about sums it up for me. Book 2 is fun - I loved the idea behind the code. And it sounds like I may need to pick up book 3 because I'm loving that quote!

    Find your center *cough - enjoy your reading -cough* (LOL, I literally coughed while typing that!) and be well!

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    1. I've been fighting the plague with soups, teas and begging. I hope it has mercy on me. I enjoyed many parts of The Book of Lost Things, but some times I found myself raising my eyebrows.

      My Piano Man just offered to find my center for me, lol!

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    2. LOL, there were times it veered into Lifetime movie territory for me, but the bits about book lust that made it enjoyable. And the code was pretty facinating

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  8. So pleased you quoted my favourite philosopher - Grandma Mazur! Nobody says it like her!

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    1. Grandma Mazur is a beaut and wisdom walking in a jogging suit. I love the lady!

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  9. That first quote was powerful. I've floundered around in that sea more than once ~ didn't drown, but came close! What have I been doing? Catching up on everything I didn't do because of having too much fun over the holidays ~ taking computer classes at Apple on my new photography application Aperture. Best of all: rereading the Hyperion Cantos, listening to music, and playing with my photos! Tomorrow ~ playing in the snow! Nothing like a time out to help you tackle too many things at once! Good luck! Happy reading!

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    1. I think many of us have struggled in those waters, at least once. The important thing is discovering it, dealing with it, and swimming away.

      I hope you had a blast!

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  10. I've been trying to better my magick being the Witch that I am.

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    1. May Nature guide you and guard you!

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  11. Well, reading Heinlein's 'Time Enough for Love', which shows some interesting guesses about what the future will have, and some wild misses. When I get that finished, you've given me all kinds of goodies which I can't wait to get a warm spoon into. Thank you so much! They get the glamour of their own blog post, as soon as I stop having to run on the spot to stay in the same place. In other reading news, my toilet is fixed! Yay! Why is that relevant to reading? Well, if you do, you'll know. If you don't, then you don't

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    1. I've always admired a well read toilet.

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  12. Trying to unwind after the absolute wackadoo holiday season we had. Does it count that I wish I turned my mother to stone? ;) I'm trying to read a few things, most aren't fiction. It hasn't been working lately. But, I am getting a new treadmill in a month. Let's hope that lights a fire under the butt of my exercise routine. :P

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    1. Those Medusa urges seem to be quite common nowadays. ;-D Hm, I need to start working out harder, too. Maybe we can hold each other's torch!

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  13. It does take time to snap back to reality and into the routine of everyday life, after such a wonderful holiday.
    Time for yourself is always importamt and can get your writing back on track, with a fresh mind.

    Have a lovely weekend x

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    1. The break was really wonderful... I can see life (and my stories) from a fresh angle.

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  14. I love number 4 ;o) LOL! Take it easy girl ;o) Things will get rolling again for you soon ;o) I have been painting my butt off and waiting for the sun to come out, so I can take pictures!! Come on sun!!! ;o)

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    1. Grandma Mazur is a genius. One of these days, you should try the Stephanie Plum audiobooks. Maybe listen a bit while you are gardening? They are fun, sweet, totally ridiculous, and somehow realistic!

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