Thursday, January 10, 2008

Thoughtful Thursdays

There is a movement in the blogosphere that suggests no posts will be written on Wednesdays . Images, instead, will be shown for inspiration. Huh. While the Baroness is many, many things, a photographer she is not. A mute she is not. However, a rebel she is. (I love talking like Yoda - it somehow justifies the wrinkles and I feel so durned wise. Try it!)

So, instead of Wordless Wednesdays, I hereby propose Thoughtful Thursdays. Here I'll offer up some of my favorite quotes, poems, et cetera - I do believe that these may be inspirational as well. Maybe you can share yours, too, for future Thursdays.

For all of us who vowed to be more creative in 2008 and need a kick in the pants, here's a poem from the wild and wonderful Charles Bukowski. Enjoy.

air and light and time and space

“you know, I’ve either had a family, a job,
something has always been in the
way
but now
I’ve sold my house, I’ve found this
place, a large studio, you should see the space and
the light.
for the first time in my life I’m going to have
a place and the time to
create.”

no baby, if you’re going to create
you’re going to create whether you work
16 hours a day in a coal mine
or
you’re going to create in a small room with 3 children
while you’re on
welfare,
you’re going to create with part of your mind and your body blown
away,
you’re going to create blind
crippled
demented,
you’re going to create with a cat crawling up your
back while
the whole city trembles in earthquake, bombardment,
flood and fire.

baby, air and light and time and space
have nothing to do with it
and don’t create anything
except maybe a longer life to find
new excuses
for.

2 comments:

Lisa said...

Poem, good .... thoughtful Thursdays, also good!

I, too, am pictorally challenged. Maybe someday I'll muster up an interest in figuring out how to get the pictures out of my digital camera onto my computer. I know it's not hard, but I kinda like the old-fashioned surprise of taking the camera to the store and waiting for the prints.

Anywho, thanks for visiting my blog and dropping comments. It's nice to know somebody actually reads! ... Barbra Peapod

The Baroness von B said...

Heartfelt thanks and gratitute to Countess Lisa for not only being a faithful reader not related to me, but also for linking me up. V. cool!

 
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