Writing, just like anything else in life, must be done to please oneself. Must be done to let one take the sinews of their heart and the breath of their soul, and transcribe them somehow onto the page before them. It’s one of my most favourite feelings in the world, finishing a piece and knowing it captures how I’m feeling exactly, because then I can make that feeling known to others, which in life, I feel is one of the most difficult tasks to do.
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“Everything about you tells a story
— good or bad, it doesn’t matter —
and those stories should be known.”
No matter how the light catches, all I see is beauty in the details. Your every flaw tells a story — whether good or bad, it doesn’t matter — and those stories deserve to be known. Don’t cover them. Don’t hide them. Don’t pretend they don’t exist. Because if they are part of this view before me, then they make up each piece of a jagged puzzle into a masterpiece. They make it beautiful. They make it unique. They make it whole.
© Sarah Doughty
It’s beautiful, seeing these details.
Don’t hide them away.
“If we are to create peace in our world, we must begin with our children”
Thanks, Spidey, for another lovely, apt quote.
Today is Sunday, and Remembrance Sunday, at that. A time when we remember those fallen heroes whose sacrifices gave us the world we live in today.
I sit and wonder, sometimes, looking at the way of the world, right now, with the way politics is so messed up, Covid, the state of the environment, etc. What would those heroes be thinking?
Is the world we live in right now, so much better than what it was?
Sure we have new gadgets and technology. We can get from one place to another with speed. We’re more likely to have access to a much wider choice of diet and cuisine. Education is more accessible across the majority of the world.
However, community spirit, which seemed to lift, through…
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