It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for – and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool – for love – for your dreams – for the adventure of being alive.

Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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  1. Long live Texas! (From a former Alabamian: The South shall rise again!)
    And don’t worry about being too clever. You should worry about the opposite.
    Take care

  2. I have nominated you for the Premio Dardos Award, which recognizes cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values in the form of creative and original writing. Thank you for showing excellence in your writing. I continue to learn from your excellent example. Colleen, from http://silverthreading.com

    • Awww! Thanks so much for the nod. I really do appreciate it. I will check it for sure and give you a shout out either way! Yes…I know you’re not looking for a shout out but I think your blog is awesome too! 🙂

      On Sat, May 2, 2015 at 3:56 PM, kimboxin wrote:


  3. When I came across your blog the strap line did it for me straight away.
    And I like the reference here on your about page to what interests us about other people.
    Those conversations with strangers that begin with “so what do you do?” can go in different directions but very often the sooner they get away from ‘work’ and get around to what we do when given the choice, things usually get more interesting.

    • Thank you for your kind words, and I’m so happy you “got” my reference. I’ve never been a master of small talk but I love genuine conversation. We’re all sharing the same air, so we might as well get to know each other.
      I loved what you, so eloquently stated about Herons on your “about me” page. We go kayaking most weekends and all I can ever stammer is “look at the dinosaur birds” as they fly overhead.

      • On and since I’m not as clever as you I have a slightly different perspective on the things I say. I understand them perfectly and think they’re completely appropriate when I say or write them but sooner or later I will wonder why I thought so when they seem completely inappropriate and utterly stupid.

      • My “clever” quote was penned by Oscar Wilde. So much for my own cleverness.
        You are not alone in the dissection of your writing. When I go back to, and scrutinize my posts, my face often reddens due to grammatical errors or thoughts that have turned into nonsensical rants.
        I’m a writer; not an editor. I might add too many commas or not include enough, but if my story, as a whole, impacts someone, I’m okay with the inevitable flaws.

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