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The sun sets on another day...

The sunset gets earlier and earlier until you wonder if the darkness is all that will be left. Don't worry, the sunset will be there, and the sunrise to follow, giving us beauty, light and life each day. 

I was thinking a little about darkness last night, yes I know, strange. Then I thought about one of my favorite authors, Edgar Allan Poe. As I considered I wondered about his thoughts on the Raven and of course Lenore. As someone who writes I find it is far easier to write when emotionally charged, but to think that Poe was just emotionally charged is to think a freight train is a light weight item. Poe consistently works to bring out the despair and grief that his characters feel, and perhaps it was because of his own loss.

Depressing huh?

Well, don't let it be.

We choose every day to allow that type of despair to overcome us, and we can focus and write, run, laugh, drive or find something else's to do to overcome the lows and jump into the highs. Sure, it is rough, sure it is a pain, but we can all do it if we try, and if you can't, find someone to help you. In the end, let's make ever day good, and avoid the bad ones.

So as the sun sets on another day, have a bad day, nevermore. Let the world beat you, nevermore. Fall down and stay there, nevermore. Ha, let's rise up, be happy and overcome each and every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy the Raven...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

I watched for a while as the giant windmills just sat,. They sat and looked like giant statues in some obscene play. Waiting for something. The sat, and waited. Then I noticed, others were moving. I had thought the windmills were not getting enough wind, but it was apparent there was plenty, just no movement. 

I was watching people a few days ago, and as I watched I was amazed by the variety. there were so many highly engaged people, but some, like windmills, were waiting for the wind instead of embracing it. Some just let life pass by. If course I could not know that for sure, but if seeming is believing, well, it was an odd time. It is my opinion that we should take advantage of every moment as if there is no tomorrow because it is obvious, there is not tomorrow until it becomes today. Waiting around for life to happen is a waste of our time and out lives, and we need to find our way not as we can, but as we must.

So as the sun sets on another day, I hope today is your best day ever. Don't let anyone knock you down, and if it gets rough, take the wind and give it all you have. Don't wait for a tomorrow that may never come, push for today, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it every day...

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The sun sets on another day...

Authors.

Authors everywhere selling their wares and delving into the spirits of a mind, sometimes theirs, sometimes ours. Today in the beautiful city of Frankenmuth I was surrounded by a mass of people who were stunningly serious in their craft and sharing sets of ideas that truly defined art. As I talked to so many and listened to their ideas, thoughts, dreams, and more they bared their hearts and souls to everyone and showed the world why we can see further, know more, and transcend the bonds that only seem to hold us.

The room was full of action, intrigue, horror, mystery, and more twists and turns that a thousand roller-coasters, but still there was one common goal, to take a reader to a place they had not been, and show a reader a few hours without the chaos that always seems to collide with many peoples lives.

I applaud all the writers who were at the event I attended, and all the valiant efforts and successes they achieve towards this goal, and in the process, I applaud each and every person who has the imagination to stretch farther and try, in their own way, to make the world a better place.

So as the sun sets on another day, if you haven't found your imagination, reach out, be more, learn more and find a way to another world through some type of expression, and if you can't seem to find your way, well, read a book, it will take you to another place and time, and help you along, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and keep reading...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Often we're not sure when a moment is going to be just right or just wrong. Moments are what they are and we are sometimes lost in between those things we think are negative and those things we should know are positive.

Often the things that are positive seem to be hidden perhaps as just another moment. We all need to take that other moment and make it into our moment. Each moment that we can make our own becomes a new moment where our life can be better and better.

Tonight while I listen to the authors and Friends of authors there is another moment that should be cherished. The people at Once Upon a Book are not just authors, not just readers, they are family and those people work hard to lift each other up to a new place.

So as the sun sets on another day take a moment and find your special moment. I know that's a lot of moments in a sentence, but in reality it is what it is each and every day. Hold on to them and make those moments the most special moments they can be no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be part of something greater than you are...