Friday, October 25, 2013

A-Z in one post!!

As I have said before, I am a sucker for a challenge and this is one I couldn't resist.
Before I go any further, let me link you to the site that started it all, A-Z.
Challenging, though this maybe, to write a post with each successive sentence beginning with the next letter of the alphabet, I like to think of myself, as up to it.
Dabbling with phrases and toying with sentences is more of a hobby at the moment, but, I would love to make it a lifetime commitment!
Engaging readers, however, hasn't been easy.
For the most part, I write what I please and I know that I should write what pleases them.
Given that I have trouble enough finding topics that excite me, I know that I would have even more difficulty finding topics that would excite both of us.
However, I assimilate well and I am sure that, if I read and write enough, I will reach a common ground.
Interestingly, I don't need a large readership; I need a kindred readership.
Just how many people are there in the world that share my eclectic views of it, anyway?
Karma and kinship are the domain of emotional writers, I believe and that's not me.
Lessons in logic or comments on the illogical in this world are more cerebral and closer to my philosophical take on it.
Much can be said of Hemingway's classic quotation on writing; "All you do is sit at a typewriter and bleed."

Skeletons in the family tree.

No, I have managed to hide a lot of emotion, or I have trained it out of my life and writing, because it is too painful.
Often it's too difficult to deal with the highs and lows of daily existence.
Perhaps I just need something a little more predictable.
Quiet, calm, rational thoughts are not that exciting, though, and as a result do not make for exciting writing.
Really, I think that I have to rev up my posts a bit.
So, I will take a lesson from all those how-to-write bloggers and look for some juicy morsels to spice up my writing.
There must be a skeleton or two, hidden in a closet somewhere, to expose.
Unearthing a distant relative that has passed on a rebellious seed could be interesting.
Vindicating a wrong, that resonates with others, might also win some like-minded souls.
Why, I think I've got it!
Xenophobic, though I am; I think that I can move into new territories.
Yes, I can.
Zenith, here I come!!

The picture? Another of my son's sculptures.


  1. Cool! When should we expect the Z to A post? ;-)

    1. Thank you Gloria, I could maybe work on this. Great idea!!

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  3. Thank you Gloria!! This is an amazing challenge. I may try it tomorrow. I love your new look photography!!

  4. Well done Carol! That was fabulous!

  5. Brilliant! Isn't it amazing that one topic (A-Z blog) can give so many different answers? I've read a few now (including my own ;-)) and they're all different but great!