Tuesday Tidbits #59



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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!

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I tell people that I was the Poet in Residency at the prestigious “Frigidaire Cuisine de L’art”. My mom used to hang my stuff on the kitchen refrigerator.


My words cannot feed the hungry, heal the sick, or save the dying. Oh, if only they could. They are but mere moments that they may be comforted knowing that they are seen, recognized, and loved.


Even in the quietest of times, my head is filled with voices. Writing is a way to silence the ghosts that live there. They are thus bound to the world in paper and ink.


You can choose not to write, or you can choose not to feel. But you cannot indulge in one without the other.


Ownership comes with a slanted view of our work. I am never as moved by my own words as I am by the words of others. It is as if the work required to put them there on paper has somehow diminished their shine.


Having a submitted work rejected is a hidden gift to the artist. It helps us to see where we are strong and where we can gain strength. I never hear the “no” in my head, I only hear “keep trying”.


I have no premonition or clairvoyance as to when I may stumble upon a verse of true worth. I just keep writing and hoping that it will make itself obvious and known when it arrives.


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Now get out there and write something!

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Comments
14 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #59”
  1. “Ownership comes with a slanted view of our work. I am never as moved by my own words as I am by the words of others. It is as if the work required to put them there on paper has somehow diminished their shine.” This one reached out and gently slapped me in the face. I never feel as though my written words really touch another; they are, for me, a way only to expel what troubles/taunts my mind, heart and soul. More often, they seem ridiculous and lacking of meaning compared to the other blogs I read! Great tidbits!

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I think it is a common view for writer’s of their own words. Oddly, we can never know the impact our words have on others. But if we can give hope, kindness, or love to just one person through our words, is that not enough? That reaching just one person, one time, is what keeps me writing. Love you sis!

  2. beth says:

    How wonderful to know someone whose work was hung in such an esteemed gallery

  3. Brilliant! I tell you that a mother’s refrigerator is most certainly the best gallery! And I tell you that I loved this one: “Even in the quietest of times, my head is filled with voices. Writing is a way to silence the ghosts that live there. They are thus bound to the world in paper and ink.” Loved it, as always,
    FBC.

  4. Jim Borden says:

    there must be a chain of “Frigidaire Cuisine de L’art” around the world…

    and I like your attitude about rejection – just keep plugging away…

    another winning set of quotes, Brad!

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Feeling is what makes us write, and writing is what makes us feel.

  6. kristianw84 says:

    Every week I fall more and more in love with these tidbits, each one leaving me with something, a feeling of comfort, a smile, a bit of knowledge….. “Frigidaire Cuisine de L’art,” made me laugh. Rejection is the perfect opportunity to hone our skills and improve our areas of weakness. I agree about writing and feeling. I write my best work whether it’s poetry, fiction, or what is on my mind, when I’m in the moment. I also related to not being as moved by your own words as you are the words of others. I constantly find myself turning to my favorites for inspiration!! And after 6 years of sharing my work on the blog, I am still surprised when people reach out and tell me my words have touched or moved them.

    Lovely, as always, Brad! Another week of tidbits where it’s impossible to choose a favorite.

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you Kristian! I so appreciate your kind words and constant support. Although I have enjoyed this “limited series”, it has run for over a year now. I hope school is going along well for you! All the best, my friend!

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