Today’s post comes from tim
i remember hearing about , i think i even read the book by amy tan about the travelers to myanmar (burma… siam) where the story came to her in one sitting and she simply sat down at the desk and out it came from her brain to her fingers to the page to our published finished product. well it was a pretty good book and i think the bridges of madison county came about the same way if i remember the way that story goes… it seems a bit hokey but the truth is the magic is in us and the release is the thing we all search for.
i was watching monday night football last night and one of he running backs who was having a great night had been asked why he is doing so well this year and he said he just quit thinking about running and let his legs run. i think that is the way it is with life and with all great things on the planet. you dont need to over anaylize them , you just let them go and kind of follow along like water down the driveway to the curb to the hill to the drain pipe on the corner. if it is engineered correctly and life often times is… we can wake up, let the flow carry us as it should and hopefully the destination is a more ideal setting than the drainpipe on the corner but the destination has likely been charted to be no surprise by the steps we take.
my sons two favorite movies are good will hunting and shawshank redemption. he can watch these over and over again. in one the hero is a smart guy who does his job and the end result is that the bad guys turn out to be the heads of the prison and he escapes from their suppression and they get caught and in the other the hero is a guy who is super smart and has the challenge of figuring out his way in the worlld. his role , who he loves and how he faces it with the help of another person who struggled in a similar fashion.
it is interesting where the stories and lessons of life take us. where our fingertips take us if we let them. it is automatic as can be. this is not the best damn blog entry ever written but it took my fingers little time to get it down and out the chute.
what would you write if the word you just typed couldn’t be taken back and the next one was coming up whether you liked it or not? how would the stories unfold if your fingers took over for your brain? automatic writing 101 anyone?
start with the first word that enters your mind and follow it with he next and see where it takes you. fun stuff this mindless drivel
produce. maybe you will be better.
ready set go!!!