Ray Bradbury in keep working / en seguir trabajando

Ray Bradbury, Miami Book Fair International, 1990
Ray Bradbury, Miami Book Fair International, 1990 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he’ll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer.

Cualquier hombre que sigue trabajando no es un fracaso. Él tal vez no pueda ser un gran escritor, pero si se aplica a las virtudes antiguas trabajar duro , constantemente, con el tiempo va a hacer algún tipo de carrera para sí mismo como escritor.

Ray Bradbury

Virginia Woolf and the work of a writter

“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”

“Cada secreto del alma de un escritor, cada experiencia de su vida, cada cualidad de su mente, está escrita en grande en su trabajo.”

Virginia Woolf

¿Tienes algún secreto que contar, una experiencia que debe ser leída? Toma tus armas y escribe. Liberate de tu carga y compartela.

Do you have a secret to tell, an experience that must be read? Take upon weapons and write. Relieve yourself of the burden and share it.

La escritura llega con el viento… / Writing comes with the wind…

Marguerite Duras

Her English Bio

“La escritura llega con el viento,

está desnuda, es la tinta, es lo escrito, y pasa como nada pasa en la vida, nada, excepto eso,

la vida.”

 

“Writing comes like the wind.

It’s naked, it’s made of ink, it’s the thing written, and it passes like nothing else passes in life, nothing more,

except life itself.”

You must stay drunk…

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.  ~Ray Bradbury” (quote from Quote Garden). A few days back a good friend, whom I respect and sharish her opinion, wrote to me to not forget to come back to reality know and then. As a fiction writer my head is always returning to that place I’m creating, to the characters that need more, to the dialogue in need of feelings that will take the reader into a journey that will capture them, make them hate or love a character.

As I write my new book of fiction and fantasy I find myself in and out of reality, most of the time I return to my mortality because of the need of others. In this case of my three year old with whom my writing does not compete, it comes second to him and to my daughter and my husband. They come first and for them I rejoin humanity in this world of reality that does not destroy me for I am being sorrounded by love even thou words that have to be written are transcribed in my mind.

I think I’m declaring here and now that I, as Ray Bradbury said, am drunk with writing. My mind always finds itself seeking constantly the perfect settings, the action in reality that will come to be written for a character. Reality is but the setting I go trhough in order to gain knowledge that can be turn into fiction or fantasy. I did not realize that until I read the quote on friday morning! It is in this truth that I find peace thinking of the feelings that arise from me everytime I day dream and I wonder off silently. Is serenety like that one gain from a prayer, what it feels like when I’m drunk with writing. Is who I am, I will not change it for the world!

 



My Bday is tomorrow lets read some Bday quotes / Mi cumpleaños es mañana, leamos unas citas de cumpleaños

They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body. ~Author Unknown

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age. ~Robert Frost

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time. ~Jean Paul Richter

You’re not 40, you’re eighteen with 22 years experience. ~Author Unknown

Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician. ~Author Unknown

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened. ~Jennifer Yane

Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. ~Tom Wilson



Dicen que la edad es algo que está en tu cabeza. El truco está en no dejar que salga a tu cuerop. ~Autor desconocido

Un diplomático es un hombre que siempre recuerda el cumpleaños de una mujer, pero nunca recuerda su edad. ~Robert Frost

Nuestros cumpleaños son plumas en la brisa del tiempo. ~Jean Paul Richter

No tienes 40 años, tienes diesiocho con la experiencia de 22 años. ~Autor desconocido.

Dentro de cualquier persona adulta hay una joven preguntandose qué pasó. ~Autor desconocido

La Sabiduría no necesariamente llega con la edad. A veces la edad llega por sí sola. ~Tom Wilson

 



Quote for Monday

¡Vesión en español abajo!

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Reinhold Niebuhr
US Protestant theologian (1892 – 1971)

 



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Cita del lunes

“Señor, dame la serenidad para aceptar las cosas que no puedo cambiar, la fortaleza para cambiar las cosas que puedo, y la sabiduría para cococer la diferencia.”

Reinhold Niebuhr
Teólogo americano protestante (1892 – 1971)



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Quote for Monday

I read this everytime I’m looking for an answer to a question or questions. Hope it helps you too!

“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart
and try to love the questions themselves …
Don’t search for the answers,
which could not be given to you now,
because you would not be able to live them.
And the point is, to live everything.
Live the questions now.
Perhaps then, someday far in the future,
you will gradually, without even noticing it,
live your way into the answer.”

 

Rainer Maria Rilke

 



 

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A quote for Mink Monday

I will try, read well, I’ll try. “What is it that you’ll try?” is the question that comes immediately and vivid to your thoughts. This is what I’ll try every Monday on Mink. A quote, ‘una cita’ like we say in Spanish, that has and serves as a written guide to this journey of mine. Whether is to fortify or that had slap the face of a writer, or words just spoken to my ear from those who make this journey of mine a reason to smile or to think the journey over or just to teach.

The weekend was tumultuous and while I found an escape between the brick walls of The Northern Island alongside my little ones. It wasn’t until yesterday that I found words that thought me how to deal with a human characteristic: “inside wrath”. They come from one of my favorite catholic authors, Priest Ignacio Larrañaga, who through his writing and exercises has thought me to have a better praying life and commute with my Creator. No, is not to preach but to share.

From his book Itinerary towards God, I found in the title Homage to silence these words:

“…the silence of the mind corresponds to the peace of the heart”

Also at the end,

“It is always the same: to silence the mind and surrender”

Itinerary towards God

Good practices for when the inside wrath or rage, as you wish to call it, takes over us. Silence the mind, your inner thoughts, surrender it in the hands of Who will give you peace, breath the serenity silence has given and live. And if you have time do as I did, dance to the music of some plena, or whatever you may like.

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