I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within just a few, succinct words. I marveled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age.
Turn on the radio to any channel.
Write a poem inspired by the first thing you hear
(lyrics to a song, a commercial, etc.) A Mother's Lament examines the difficulties many military families face: the re-adjustment phase of Veterans returning to normal life, after the horrors of armed conflict, and trying to deal with PTSD. This is my contribution to the Poetry Challenge that runs until October.
I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Each Friday, I post some thought provoking words from different parts of the world that make us think more deeply about something.
Each Friday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking.
John Wooden suggests that if you don't make mistakes, you aren't doing anything. He says doers make mistakes. How do you handle failure? Each week I post thought provoking wisdom that relate to our everyday life, offering wise words to make our lives better.