“[E]verything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
Happy Sunday, everyone! I woke up to an unexpected inner calm this morning. Is it because I was thinking of the quotation above, following up on yesterday’s serendipity and fear/fearless post? I will not question why. I’m going to ride the feeling for as long as it lasts, thus the randomness of today’s post. 🙂
I want to be sure to share a proofreading tip from a friend: “I have my computer speak my text back to me. It’s the best proofreading method I’ve ever found. (On a Mac—system preferences, speech, text to speech.)” Brilliant! Thanks, Wenda.
When I opened my IM this morning, I found my collegiate son had sent the following video, along with the message, “BTW, for whenever you see this, here’s some nostalgia”:
I saw Star Wars in a small-town theater the summer before my eighth grade year. My mother and brother left the theater mildly entertained, but I had been transported to something beyond another world and time, beyond what I could put into words.When I read that there would be eight more movies to look forward to (George Lucas’s original plan), I was ecstatic. Little did I know I would watch and enjoy the prequel trilogy with my own son, so many years later.
I’m looking forward to visiting a Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit, Organic Architecture for the 21st Century, at the Milwaukee Art Museum today with my husband and son.
Some good reads that have come my way:
- An important Writer Unboxed piece on what we can and can’t control as writers
- Amanda Hocking on her unusual e-publishing success (a poignant and candid post)
- Ami Mattison writes about sharing creative work online
- Debbie Ohi shares a fun comic about writer’s block
“So much of life, it seems to me, is determined by pure randomness.” ~ Sidney Poitier