imagination

Hot Tea on a Cold Day

Sometimes there is nothing more refreshing than a piping hot cup of tea on a brisk, cold day.

Tea takes me to other places in my mind, places I’ve never been, places I dream about and conjure in the vast regions of my imagination.

What is it like to stand inside the Taj Mahal? Does it smell sweetly of spice?

What would it be like to walk along the River Thames in London, a mug of Earl Grey tea warming my hands?

I take a sip of my cinnamon tea on this first truly cold day of the autumn and breathe in this season of Halloween.

Mmmm.

Photo credit: baysidejournal.com

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Why Write? My Thoughts on Putting Pen to Paper

Every once in awhile, I stop and ask myself this question: “Why do I write?”

It’s a question I think some writers ask themselves, especially on the days where words don’t seem to be flowing as well as they should.

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Can’t Sleep? Are You Thinking Too Much?

At bedtime, do you ever find yourself thinking too much, so much so that you are unable to find that elusive and much-needed sleep?

You know those nights. You have a problem you’re trying to solve, or an issue you must address, or simply now that the weekend is over you’re having to face yet another workweek.

How do you shut off the mind to get a good night’s sleep?

While I am no expert at this kind of thing, I am one who suffers from occasional insomnia. When sleeplessness hits me, I do something that I learned by accident one night.

I think of something beautiful. (more…)

The Magic of Intent

A lot can be said about intentions. We make them, we have good ones, and we hope that the intentions of others aren’t bad or negative. We talk about doing this, wanting that, hoping for an outcome that will be to our benefit. We may even write down some goals and hope that they will somehow come true.

Have we ever stopped to think about just what an intention is? About how to intend?

Better yet, have we ever stopped to realize that there is magic in intention?
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