Tuesday Tidbits #57


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!

We do not see things differently because they are special. They are special because we choose to see them differently.

In school, I learned penmanship. Old school script writing prone to flourish and elegance. Later, the astringent style of hand โ€œprintingโ€ became the accepted norm. Now, we pick from a thousand font types on our screens. Poetry is the only remaining calligraphy of the language.

We write so we remember. Each pain. Each pleasure. Each moment. And within each we find a little of who we have always been. And we remember.

If unclear is phrasing. Poet great Yoda was.

You were not born knowing how to juggle, surf, or dominate video games. You simply excelled at things you enjoyed enough to practice. Writing is no different, but it does require the same passion and practice.

The greatest failure of man, after all we have done to this planet and each other, is to lose something beautiful because we could not take time to notice it. Artists, of any kind, should be mentors to those that follow. Our greatest works as a society lie behind us if the ego allows.

The words will not always flow like water in some unleashed expression of thought or desire. Sometimes they will buck and bark like the engine of an old jalopy. They will come in derivative spurts and unfinished phrases. They will dance somewhere outside the orbit of congelation. Persistence must then replace providence to find their beauty.


Now get out there and write something!


15 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #57”
  1. Good tidbits (a few gently nudged me as reminders I needed)! Thanks!

  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Fabulous Tid-Bits Brad! As always, a great learning experience, and food for thought. I quite agree that practice makes perfect. No one is born a great skier or tennis player, one must work at it, it is a perfect example of what talent is for artistic ventures like poetry or painting or music. And this phrase: “Poetry is the only remaining calligraphy of the language” is a gem!
    All the best to you my friend,

  3. ladysighs says:

    As a former teacher the handwriting quote grabbed me.
    Penmanship was a daily lesson. The children were so excited (well some of them) when they learned to move from print to cursive. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    Good stuff as always, Brad. “We write so we can remember.” I like that. My mom used to keep years of journals, often about the most mundane things she was doing each day. I never had much use for them, but as her dementia progressed, I read them to her and she would sit and listen. At times, I felt there was a spark. She was fascinated by her own words.

  5. Jim Borden says:

    thank heaven for artists who constantly remind us of the beauty around us that we usually ignore…

  6. kristianw84 says:

    Great tidbits! It’s hard to choose a favorite!

  7. Gibberish says:

    These are such wonderful tidbits of much needed reminders to leave all things and go back to writing ๐Ÿ’•

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