Finding Joy in Being Alone – Daily Quote

Jo Hawk

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I spend many hours alone. I write alone. I drink my coffee alone, dine alone, and shop alone. My life is perfectly normal when I am alone.

Friends ask if I wouldn’t have more fun with company. They worry I might be lonely.

I enjoy meeting friends, and they provide plenty of entertainment, distractions, and interesting conversations, but the loneliest I have ever felt was in a crowded room. I love hosting house parties, connecting with strangers, and cultivating new friendships. Those interactions, while enjoyable, tax my psyche, and I schedule time to rebalance my life after major events.

The virus has turned our world upside down. American culture values and venerates extroverts. Suddenly, we are experiencing an interest in introverted qualities. Working in groups with endless team meetings are stressors for solitary types. Many writers find productivity in group write-ins. For me, those experiences elicit the opposite effect.

Self-isolation…

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“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need”

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“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.”

— Mick Jagger & Keith Richard, You Can’t Always Get What You Want 1968, songwriters, song quotes, song lyrics



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“You Can’t Always Get What You Want” is a song by the Rolling Stones on their 1969 album Let It Bleed. Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, it was named as the 100th greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine in its 2004 list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.

Of the song, Jagger said: “‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ was something I just played on the acoustic guitar—one of those bedroom songs. It proved to be quite difficult to record because Charlie couldn’t play the groove and so Jimmy Miller had to play the drums. I’d also had this idea of having…

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Daily Prompts- Dream of love

Keep it alive

They say hang on to life

Daydreams are just that, dreams

Do something practical, be useful

I do admit this advice has a lot of bearing

On how the practical side of our life-plan should be

But what about the spirit and our soul?

That also needs a bit of freedom to prosper

Some contemplation can be in order, indeed

While caring that our head isn’t t always lost in the clouds

We can explore our imagination and vision

We can nurture both the practical and the romantic

And achieve a balance which will benefit

Us in our journey immensely

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Bearing

3TC;

Mum, Love, Caring

FOWC;

Contemplate

RDP;

Hang on

Word of the day Challenge;

Daydream

#Keepitalive

#YDWP

#3TC

#FOWC

#RDP

#DailyPrompts

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Daily Prompts- Dream of love

Keep it alive

They say hang on to life

Daydreams are just that, dreams

Do something practical, be useful

I do admit this advice has a lot of bearing

On how the practical side of our life-plan should be

But what about the spirit and our soul?

That also needs a bit of freedom to prosper

Some contemplation can be in order, indeed

While caring that our head isn’t t always lost in the clouds

We can explore our imagination and vision

We can nurture both the practical and the romantic

And achieve a balance which will benefit

Us in our journey immensely

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Bearing

3TC;

Mum, Love, Caring

FOWC;

Contemplate

RDP;

Hang on

Word of the day Challenge;

Daydream

#Keepitalive

#YDWP

#3TC

#FOWC

#RDP

#DailyPrompts

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What do you see # 21- A roundup

Keep it alive

~*~

Breakingmyths and idols

I fight for truth only as my goal

The fight is hard but it’s righteous

Success is not mine alone but ours

~*~

Thank you, all those who have participated in the challenge this week. All these wonderful bloggers contributed with their poems and stories. Click on their links to read.

Michnavs

Chris Hall

Tina

Susi

Reena

Di of Pensitivity

Eugenia

Jules

Msjadeli

Jade

Chris

Jenanita

Christine Bialczak

Punam

Willow

Kittysverses

Daisybala

Tanya

I will be posting next week’s prompt in a little while.

Thanks again.

#Keepitalive

#Whatdoyousee

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Quotations From Ray Bradbury

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“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”

“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”

“You fail only if you stop writing.”

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The 2020 Daily Writing Challenge – March 22

Jo Hawk

2020 Daily Writing Challenge

Writing is like driving at night in the fog.
You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
– E. L. Doctorow

Today is Day 82 of the 2020 Daily Writing Challenge.

Did you write yesterday? Life is an endless parade of challenges, exciting experiences, and thrilling activities all competing for your time, attention, and energy. The glitter and glam captures your attention, turns your head, and you forget about doing what makes you happy. While having multiple interests speaks to your personal freedom and your right to choose, the fragmented focus can keep you from following your passion and derail the attainment of your goals.

What activity lights your eyes, sets fire to your soul, and penetrates every fiber of your being? If it makes you happy to sing, then sing. If your feet yearn to dance, allow them to…

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