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Ramblings Of An Elder Writer

Updated on December 4, 2014
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Inviting The Muse

Where to set the balance, neither too shallow nor too deep; like fishing somehow.

Shallow is easy,somewhat less than too deep is not, if I could even write something approaching too deep.

Religion, politics, philosophy (that's a good one), an overview of life perhaps?

Concern for humanity is worthwhile, but no bemoaning; that's too shallow, like fakirs that are hired to wail, then go home to supper.

The meaning of what is true? That was too deep once for me to even pretend at resolving.

The art of the possible? Possibles for the better, or possibles for worse; does it make any difference? Somehow I think not, for soon enough we will have them both.

Are there good times in my lifetime worth grieving about once lost? Remember grandmother said that there's "no use crying over spilt milk, there's enough water in it already."

Move on, ramble on, and soon enough the muse will strike and perhaps this time the thought crying for expression will burst forth and shed its little light on a rambling world of the cunning, and of the bleating sheep longing for their shepherd.

Courage now, enough to write badly.


Scratches to a blank paper....

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice - Surely my gal from Oklahoma knows a well when she sees one! My quill is dripping again.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      BlossomSB - That I even noticed the overflowing pan is the first "happenstance" while the outcome is the second.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      There is so much, and so little time. Replenish that inkwell, and simply keep on going...

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Interesting ramblings - and amazing about your hand!

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Personal fire experience: I had peeled and cut potatoes for french fries and they were cooking on the electric stove element when I noticed the oil was boiling over. Realizing a fire would ensue I took hold of the pan desite the oil now bubbling onto the pan's handle and removed it to a safe area.

      While the boiling oil was starting to burn my hand, I saw the pan I had peeled the potato peelings in and put my burning hand into that pan with its water and peels.

      I ended up with no burn blisters, and no fire. God be praised.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      lol! oh how you sound like me! or should I say, my brain! it rambles on, what is important, what to write about, should I worry about this and that and so on, I love a good ramble, me, lol!

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Ericdierker - Not to worry, Eric. After all, if some writer hadn't let his imagination fly into "deep space," we wouldn't have had Superman! So: Up, up, and away!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Sorry, a little too deep for me ;-) I need to pay attention to this hub as I get "out there" sometimes and need a tether.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love this, Perspycacious. It's an interesting and creative piece of writing.