Saturday, August 21, 2010

Less is More

I came across a writing exercise Jenny Matlock off on a tangent  that will force some discipline into my rambling words. What I did with my summer vacation in exactly 100 words.


A restless summer longing for wings and space to fly; visits to otherworlds beyond a mundane nine to five.
I captured the essence by surrendering to ocean tides of emotion crashing and curling over grains of insight, inspiration.

Writing Shayla’s story, “The Gifted” perhaps; a story of magic, vulnerability, finding home, of fitting into self instead of plastic molds.

Searching for golden threads that weave the words and the storyteller into cohesive completion.

Venturing beyond ego and shifting to purpose and sense of connected spirituality.

Progressing chapter by chapter into healing; month by month into the crisp awareness of fall.

21 comments:

  1. This is really beautiful! I could never write anything so lyrical. It's wonderful!
    And P.S.....I love to blow bubbles and fly kites, too! Every March I go and buy a new kite and manage to fly it a few times, either alone, or with grand kids!! (I imagine I'm a lot older than you are! :)

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  2. This was lovely. The words flowed so nicely off the tongue. Great Centus.

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  3. Such beautiful words. Well done.

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  4. Wow. Beautifully poetic...like music.

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  5. I felt as though I was drifting on air. Thanks for joining in the fun.

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  6. I love this!!

    I also have an award for you on my Sat post. ((HUGS))

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  7. Your words are so beautiful I want to stand under them as I would a rain shower and become one with them.

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  8. You told about your summer of healing with such style! "Searching for golden threads that weave the words and the storyteller into cohesive completion." Aren't we all looking for that thread and that cohesive completion? You said it all with those words!

    I just posted my contribution. Please stop by!

    Malisa

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  9. This was just lovely! I am ready for fall myself...wishing hoping...

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  10. Thank you all for stopping by & your beautiful comments...this blog feels "out on a limb" for me even with a pen name. If I haven't been by already, I will be.
    & Holly - I actually have no words except a sincere thank you.

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  11. What a beautiful post! Your writing is wonderful! :D

    Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave a lovely comment! You rock!

    And oh my goodness! TY for putting my button up on your page! You SO rock! :D
    I notice you don't have a button. Would you like for me to make one for you? Comment on my blog and let me know! :D I would love to put your button on my site!

    <3MaryAnne

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  12. Wow, such a beautiful post! One of the great things about this meme is that there are so many directions people choose to take with their stories. Yours was particularly well-written. Kudos!

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  13. This was simply lovely. It did remind me of music, floating and ethereal. Beautifully written, I enjoyed this very much.

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  14. Hi! You got an award! Jump on over to my blog! =D

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  15. Lovely word "centennary" you have there! Glad you joined the bloghop so I could find you, it's always great to meet new people.

    Tessa.xx

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  16. Hi! I am a new follower from the blog hop!

    I hope you can stop by and check out my blog.

    Have a great weekend!

    Kari
    http://shining2save.com

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  17. Hey Kaelin! Ms. Jenny e-mailed me earlier and said she wasn't able, for some reason, to get on your blog to leave a comment. She asked if I would try and also to let you know that she HAS been trying! Maybe you can send her an e-mail and let her know you got my comment? Thanks! Have a wonderful week!

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  18. So many lovely comments - thank you! I've been a slacker this week but hope to participate again :)

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