anticipate and the journey

ANTICIPATE FOR SUNDAY SCRIBBLINGS i anticpated and was disappointed.............. i dreamed and was denied........... i went and never saw............ i believed and didn't achieve....... i looked and could not see................ i know that i did not................ believe in me the journey carry on tuesday
The journey began and immediately it was apparent that there was to be no end. There would be countless years of struggles and frustrations. Even if there was to be some small area of success or some small milestone reached, the journey would continue, driven by the desires and deeds of the writer. There had to be much thought and then long periods of rethinking. Roads had to be driven and maps plotted and then the routes had to be redirected and sent in another way. The ultimate destination a dream, maybe a forgotten childhood fantasy or a simple desire to be noticed. The road is a compulsion that must be followed. It cannot be denied and when a milestone in the journey is reached it may cause revulsion and denial. Like a woman who wants to destroy the children she has created, the writer has periods of remorse and hates the offspring of their thoughts. They lament the creative process and have grave doubts about the journey but they know it must go on. It cannot be stopped, because it is now in the blood and no matter what happens on the journey, the writer must continue. To stop the journey would be to deny eternal life. There will never be an end, only the journey.

21 comments:

  1. The last line in the clincher. We get nowhere without that belief in ourselves.
    Excellently done.

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  2. thanks anthony. your comments are always appreciated


    serena - thanks for dropping in

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  3. This seems so true. I am fairly new to this THING - whatever it is. I think one moment that I won't be able to do it and the very next moment I'm typing or scribbling. I love/hate it.

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  4. Grizz - I am slacked jawed over that last paragraph. What an inciteful realization for a writer.

    Outstanding piece of prose.

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  5. Oh yeah my contribution is on the melting pot this week.

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  6. You are getting so good at this mate..............
    I will have to retire....knowing the world is in safe hands
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  7. Wow, that really is an outstanding contribution to Carry On. Just brilliant.

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  8. I never noticed the second piece when I first came over. Yes, you've captured what this game is all about. For me it would be easier to stop breathing than stop writing.

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  9. Well said Grizz, well said!

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  10. It's very true.Nice post.

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  11. the writer has periods of remorse and hates the offspring of their thoughts... Oh how I relate! Great writing!

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  12. Anthony..thanks for dropping in ..twice. On your first visit I had just posted for SS. You're not blind, I'm Just slow.

    Dee - we are all in the same boat. Struggling to keep it afloat. How abut that little bit of poetry?

    Missy - thank you, appreciate your dropping in

    Whitesnake...retire, where would I get my jokes to tell. nope, I do not grant permission for that kind of talk

    Keith - thanks, a great comment from a masterful writer.

    Seher - speechless is ok, sometimes. however, do not be writerless

    Linda may - thank you, I am always delighted when you drop in

    venus66 - thanks

    bobbie - I just finished and submitted a short story and when I read what I sent I wanted to get it back and shred it. I spent 6 weeks on it
    and wish I had spent 6 years.

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  13. I think that is an excellent point about our writing being like our offspring. We can't escape it once we've given birth to it, that's for sure. An excellent post!

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  14. Interesting. true enough, the journey will never end. Good write.

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  15. Well, hell, Old Grizz, you got down, I mean down, two universal things here, two of my favorite things to rail against: putting belief in the wrong place and expecting success, and the writer’s godforsaken-seeming Jesus path!

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  16. Selma, cyclops & missalister - thanks for dropping in and commenting

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  17. I loved both pieces. Unfortunately, I can fully relate to your Anticipation piece.

    And I loved the analogy about a mother throwing away her children and writing. I wish it weren't so, but it is exactly like that.

    Excellent work!

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  18. Aspiemom - thanks I appreciate your dropping in and thanks or agreeing but remember, that is life. If everything were perfect how would we know when to be excited.

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  19. A piece beautifully written...reflected on it for a minute."stop the journey would be to deny eternal life"...very profound and true!

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