Writing: Accidental advice

The morning gave me these tiny flowers that had fallen into the pond, blown by a night wind.
If I could write the way they look: light drifting in dramatic silence on dark, buoyed by mysterious depths, enhanced rather than dismayed by a fall, with a clear, luminuous appeal and a simple unpretentious beauty – then I would have accomplished what I have been working hard at for decades now.
I probably never will.
But it’s such fun to keep trying!



  1. Hi Patricia,

    Thanks for stopping by. Speaking of descriptions, I love this one here. It is very poetic and I appreciate the way the imagery reflects the photograph. I think “enhanced rather than dismayed by a fall” is my favorite line. Don’t you just love the way inspiration falls around us all the time?


  2. I am quite glad you do not write in a way comparable to flowers. That would in fact mean: writing with no other aim than to save the own species. Writing for nothing else than to be another writer… O no, you are far better than that.

  3. Beautiful!

  4. Those are beautiful photos. The white flowers on a dark background of still waters were dramatic and moving . From what I’m reading in your posts, the writings are just as wonderful and inspiring as the vision of the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What a beautiful moment! Lovely description, and the photos are gorgeous. May we all learn to take advice from flowers.

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