I went shopping today in 108 degree weather-well, actually the mall is a great air conditioned indoor place to visit in summer heat like this. Besides, all the summer clothes are on sale to make way for fall and school clothes. Where does the time fly to so fast?
I visited my favorite store Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Was looking for a couple of books, and I bought two that looked interesting. One by Julia Cameron of Artist's Way fame called The Sound of Paper: Starting from Scratch. She talks about blooming where we are planted and making connections with the place that we live even if it isn't our dream or ideal place. She continues...In order to make art, we must first make an artful life, a life rich enough and diverse enough to give us fuel. We must strive to see the beauty where we are planted, even if we are planted somewhere that feels very foreign to our own nature.
The other book is Ray Bradbury's Zen in the Art of Writing: Releasing the Creative Genius within You. I guess you can tell where my interests are right now-WRITING CREATIVELY. I want to be able to help others find the joy of writing and releasing the VOICE within each of us. The book jacket says...It is a celebration of the act of writing itself that will delight, impassion, and inspire the writer in you. In it, Bradbury encourages us to follow the unique path of our instincts and enthusiasms to the place where our inner genius dwells, and he shows that success as a writer depends on how well you know one subject: your own life.
What's been your favorite activity or accomplishment this summer so far?