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Outlook

Outlook is unique.

VIEW FROM THE DECK – Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa

Ah, the lure of a warm wooden deck, with a view of infinity! Squinting into the morning sunlight, I let it’s rays lick my throat. Vampires flirt with my mind. In particular, Edward Cullen. It’s all Sam’s fault. She’s the one who got me infected. Right here in this vivid piece of heaven. So I skip an early game drive – only one – to luxuriate in bed with my electric blanket. The bushveld runs on African time, which means there’s plenty to treasure.

I struggle a little to get into Twilight. There’s a challenge in diverting attention from nature. Birds twitter their greetings, while the scent of thatch cosies around me. It’s not compulsory, of course, but I’m curious about these books, being a novelist. What is it that makes them wing off the shelves? Can’t say I’m much the wiser by the ‘blood-slurping’ end, but it’s been entertaining. Thanks Sammy. I’ll read the next one, for interest’s sake. One thing I know anew, though, is that my novels will remain tailored to my own unique outlook. That’s just the way it is 🙂

Quotes to consider:

“Life… It tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself to meet our expectations.” – Richard M. DeVos

“It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression.” – Alfred North Whitehead

“Love…doesn’t allow any room for pettiness or narrow outlook.” – Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Here’s a pic of the culprit, just for the record:

LODGE BEDROOM – Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
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Authenticity

Authenticity is about being.


JINA as a kitten

Too much doing can lead to undoing.

Quotes to consider:

“What we are looking for is what is looking.” – St. Francis of Assisi

“Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.” – W. H. Auden

“Serve others for they are reflections of the same Entity of which you are yourself another reflection. No one of you has any authenticity, except in reference to the Original. Feel always kinship with all creation.” – Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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Contemplation

Contemplation is a form of mental air-freshener.

Down-time is renewing to the mind.

Quotes to consider:

“That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“…Carry with you an atmosphere of quiet contemplation, wherever you happen to be. The less you talk, the more will become your mental power. …” – Sri Sathya Sai Baba

“What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action” – Meister Eckhart
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