Tuesday Tidbits #49


Welcome to the limited series, Tuesday Tidbits. A collection of quotes to provide inspiration, determination, and elevation. I hope you find something that brightens your day!

This is an art in the use of angry words, but rarely is there any catharsis.

From the lilt of loving lullaby to the bass line of beat poetry, everything has a rhythm. A tempo that moves the reader through their journey.

Writers are an unabashed lot. And poets are the worst. What most people reserve for whispers, they run to the nearest mountain top and shout.

Time is a magical thing. No matter how badly a bridge may have been burnt, the trees continue to grow the lumber of rebuilding. Reconciliation is never impossible, but it will require some work.

Do not let flowery speech or linguistic lavish keep you from saying things that are raw and unpolished. Tap into the emotions and let them pour onto the page. As you do, you will find a natural rhythm develops and the edges will be right where they should be.

We are born and bred to overcome challenges. That is why when someone tells you that you can’t lick your elbow, we have the immediate and innate desire to try.

A person is someone who hears hooves and thinks “horse”. A poet is someone who hears hooves and thinks “zebra”. It is a subtle difference.


Now get out there and write something!


15 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #49”
  1. kristianw84 says:

    I love all of these, once again, but especially the last one. Although, my brain thinks horses when it hears “hooves,” but not just horses, clydesdales, pulling an open sleigh down the street of a charming, old world town, while the moon reflects the ice on the tree branches, and the snow that blankets ground. I wish my mind thought “zebra.” Haha. Thanks for sharing these delightful tidbits! I always look forward to Tuesday. ❤

  2. beth says:

    yes, everything has a rhythm, yes

  3. petespringerauthor says:

    The licking your elbow quote made me smile. We do enjoy a good challenge. It reminded me of a story told by one of my fellow teachers who told her elementary students, “Don’t stick your pencils in your ears.” I don’t ever remember this being a problem, but that’s beside the point. A few minutes later, her student got the end of a pencil (the eraser part) stuck in his ear. After many unsuccessful attempts to get it out, he had to go to the ER. 😊

  4. Jim Borden says:

    the last three are my favorites – I did try the elbow thing 🙂

  5. Fabulous my friend, and yes, hooves and zebras are what we think about, the absurd…at times…the unusual, the places that no one looks at, those are part of our world, naturally. We see with eyes that bring forth the difference between light and dark and between words spoken and intentions implied, even subliminally or unconscious. Great tidbits Brad. All the best. I am off for the New Years so I look forward to your lovely work in 2021! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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