Writing 101 – Day Fifteen


I am slightly tired…but I am enjoying this writing experience too much to miss any of it…so, come on Jules and get your inspiration pen out and see what can you scribble:)

Today’s assignment: ‘Your Voice Will Find You’ – Today’s Prompt: Think about an event you’ve attended and loved. Your hometown’s annual fair. That life-changing music festival. A conference that shifted your worldview. Imagine you’re told it will be cancelled forever or taken over by an evil corporate force.

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“The wonderful event that is life”

Do you ever feel like the sky is closing up on you…and the air becomes un-breathable?

…and when you look up, you can still see a drop of light but you’re afraid it’s not going to last…very soon the sky will be entirely dark and you might lose your way…

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This is an event most of us have the sad privilege to say that we attended!

We tend to forget about it as soon as that sky is splashed again with sunshine and clear blue horizons, but in the back of our mind there is still a small trace of the sadness that made us once forget who we are or where we’re heading.

I’ve recently read an amazing book where the writer, an explorer of the mystical and the unknown talks about “The second mind” and at first I didn’t really understand what it’s all about but looking at random events in our life, how we think we can forget the negative and always just concentrate on the good…I’ve finally understood.

“The second mind”, it’s that voice that you cannot put to rest when you have other things to think about, when an event in your life affected you in a more or less negative way and in time you convinced yourself it’s all forgotten but somehow it’s always there, like a shadow of your other thoughts.

We might call it subconscious…the white flag of our ship.

Either way, it’s a voice we should listen and learn from…

There are moments in our life that we want to forget…maybe we think that if we don’t, we’ll get stuck under the black sky, but you know what…we fail to see that every moment in our life, every event we went through, may that be good or bad, made us what we are today.

So concentrate on the light and the good in your life but never neglect to learn from those moments of tears and sorrow because the joy and the pain live together within each of us.

Life is the wonderful agony between what we think we want and what we really need…and all the choices that lead us towards our eventful journey!

Just live it…

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Picture, courtesy of The Daily Post, Writing 101

Note from the author:

I tried to find my voice but I believe My voice was somewhere hidden…

I’ve tried something different, something that I’ve found more challenging, just random thoughts…Life is an event on its own and I enjoy writing about emotional journeys!

Thank you for taking this leap with me:)

‘Julie and Julia’


I have three good reasons to love this movie:

  • It’s all about food…lovely, tasty food…the amazing art of cooking
  • The “read between the line bit” – it’s a story that we can all find ourselves in…yes, us…all you bloggers out there, future writers that have a dream but don’t really know how to make it come true 
  • …and finally, I have a saying…”Us Julia’s have to stick together” :))

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Picture, courtesy of http://www.cordonbleu.edu

Director: Nora Ephron

Writers: Nora Ephron, Julie Powell, Julia Child, Alex Prud’homme

Lead actors: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams

2009 Drama, Biography, Romance

As a baby blogger, that’s how I like to call myself sometimes:), I love this movie because I find myself in the story so many times…between the food lover and cake baker…the loving wife and the night-time blogger…we all have a dream… to find our purpose!

New Yorker Julie Powell (Amy Adams) starts on a daring project: she pledges to prepare all 524 recipes in Julia Childs’ cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”, while blogging about it.

Along Julie’s story the movie plays the true tale of how Julia Child (Meryl Streep) herself conquered French cuisine, quote ” with passion, fearlessness, and plenty of butter”.

This movie it’s about love…love for the smell of melted butter…love for the un-accomplished dream…love for the person that will never leave your side…love for the life that you’ve imagined once…love for sharing the joy through taste and sweetness…love for everything that makes you hope that one day a miracle will reveal you’re purpose in this world.

So, if you never seen this movie or just heard about it once…if the excitement of opening the herbs cupboard sounds familiar …if you found yourself in front of your computer, being mocked by the empty white page looking back at you…. or if you just want to sit back and enjoy a feel-good movie…you will love this one!

Enjoy your weekend movie choice:)

‘Following Angels’


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Motion.”

“I don’t really know why but every time I look at this picture it feels like I see the flight path of Angels:)

On a beautiful morning, when the sky opens up and releases the first drops of light…

With a warm touch of sunshine following the Angels trail into the infinite horizon…”

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