Inspired by The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge
If any ambitious man have a fancy to revolutionize, at one effort, the universal world of human thought, human opinion, and human sentiment, the opportunity is his own — the road to immortal renown lies straight, open, and unencumbered before him. All that he has to do is to write and publish a very little book. Its title should be simple — a few plain words — “My Heart Laid Bare.” But — this little book must be true to its title. —- Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allen Poe was on the mark with this quote.
I know I bared my soul when I wrote my novel. Still, I took liberties in writing the pat happy ending because my muse deserves that ending, and I wrote to inspire more kindness and understanding in the world. Real life is of course more complex.
Yet, Joyce Carol Oates was brave enough to use the title, My Heart Laid Bare and like Edgar Allen Poe she tells the dark sides in her stories. Apparently this works well for her. People are still talking about My Heart Laid Bare on Goodreads.
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I’m curious. Do you bare your heart and soul?
This morning was rainy on Oahu so that ruled out several options for photography, but I think I still managed to capture the theme thanks to being able to intermittently find shelter in the dugout.
Today I’m grateful for dugouts, for the Kolea who stayed in the rain, and that positive thinking works. What are you grateful for today?
In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.—- John Steinbeck
Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone. —- Paul Tillich
The kayaker wasn’t really alone nor was the surfer pictured just above the trees. There was a second kayaker and another surfer hidden from view.
Which word do you prefer loneliness or solitude? Do you have photos and quotes you would like to share? Go to Ese’s Voice to learn how you can join the challenge?