Ramble on

25 thoughts on “Ramble on”

  1. Love this post so much, “All my life when I’ve witnessed something I appreciate, something that moved me — painting, photography, dance, literature — I’ve thought, “I want to create like that, too!” And then I’ll try, and I’ll realize how much diligence and practice and talent it takes, and I loathe myself for not being amazing at it and I beat myself up and think I’m no good at anything.” Ah – so me 🙂 . Thank you for your own reminder of our importance as audience.

    I hope you’re all better. Enjoy autumn. My favourite. x

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  2. It’s great to see you’re back and writing! And forgiving and taking care of yourself! Sounds like a great start to autumn, in spite of all the things that didn’t get done. I’m tempted to put Bel Canto on my to-read list. AP is a fabulous writer. Thanks for the review. 😊🙏🏻

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  3. Your writing has this fascinating energy that inspires me to do things, to be better, to show myself to the world in a creative way. Thank you!
    Also, I’ve written down the titles of the books by Pratchett and Tartt. Will check if they’re available in my local library.

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  4. Really appreciate your piece. And I read “state of Wonder” by AP this summer. It blew me away. I tried Bel Canto but haven’t been able to concentrate on anything since SOW. Crazy. I’m definitely going to go back to Bel Canto. Funny too, same experience with The Goldfinch. Couldn’t get into it.
    It’s funny my how that is.
    Thanks for the little push.

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  5. I love the way you presented this valuable piece of wisdom; that if there are no people to truly appreciate a piece of art, what is the fun of making any. This piece itself for me, is a piece of art. I connect with and appreciate each of the mundane occurances in and around you. I feel lucky to have found this blog. I will follow your blog for I hope and beleive that you will keep on writing and every time it will be something that will touch a chord inside of me. Thank you.

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  6. A gentle and enjoyable essay. Nice to meet you!
    I loved Bel Canto. It was a recommendation from a stranger when we were stranded during a ferry strike a decade ago. We went for a dinner and somehow started talking about favourite novels. And there it was 😊

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  7. “All my life when I’ve witnessed something I appreciate, something that moved me — painting, photography, dance, literature — I’ve thought, “I want to create like that, too!” And then I’ll try, and I’ll realize how much diligence and practice and talent it takes, and I loathe myself for not being amazing at it and I beat myself up and think I’m no good at anything.”

    I wish I had counted how many times I have gone through that, I see someone playing a guitar; I wanna learn guitar then. I see someone painting, I wanna paint too

    Thank you so much for writing. And for the book recommendations!!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful introspect of the changing seasons and focus on home and inward. I, too, love the seasons, but live in Florida now. The only leaves that change color are the ones on my Autumn door wreath that I change out religiously on the 1st day of fall. Christmas is a strange time because I see palm trees all aglow and my air conditioning is pumping full blast. My autumn will come in January and February. For those 2 months I will run my heat and make stews and bake like a grandma with 50 grandkids.

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  9. The Goldfinch is such an amazing read. I listened to the audio book a couple years when I was still working. It was full of intrigue, love, action, friendships. It is solid. I read there was going to be a movie. Not sure where that is at now.

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  10. Thank you for this beautiful post. I really identified with much of it, especially this, “All my life when I’ve witnessed something I appreciate, something that moved me — painting, photography, dance, literature — I’ve thought, “I want to create like that, too!” And then I’ll try, and I’ll realize how much diligence and practice and talent it takes, and I loathe myself for not being amazing at it and I beat myself up and think I’m no good at anything.” I’ve often characterized myself as apparently having “artistic ADHD” due to “hopping” around from one artistic hobby to the next…..never really totally excelling at any. I love your viewpoint on this!

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  11. You are so talented and create such joy in others that I can’t fully comprehend your thinking “beat myself up and think I’m no good at anything”! Thank you for another wonderful post. I still have so many more to read.

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