Friday, April 13, 2012

Pen

Write what you know. This is an adage I like to follow. It wasn't always that way. Those of you who follow this site recall that my early writing years were filled with much second guessing and a few tears thrown in for good measure. My youth was filled with me, the introvert, attempting to negotiate those teen years. Where and how I became this extroverted being often has me perplexed. I've tried to trace it back to some event or meeting of minds, but I can't for the life of me figure out what happened. I do believe, if I ever discover the place, the moment, the event, I'll also unearth the metamorphosis from reluctant writer to someone who writes each day... because I want to. For me, that's a BIG change.

19 comments:

  1. I think that I would like this shop! Writing is an interesting activity; some people are more talented than others, but I believe that all us can learn how to write well. Some of us just like and are fascinated by the use of language, which I suspect is more common than we acknowledge. In any event, writing is a great form of personal expression, and you, dear Birdman, do it so well!

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  2. Well, you have found the perfect signage to proclaim your literary journey! Nice!

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  3. You found your voice... yay... I'm still looking, but do like writing. I bet this shop has some cool pens. My honey would appreciate them. I've become a keyboard gal.

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  4. I absolutely love this sign!Like the fact that it's in french, too! :o)and the shop seems very atractive.To write with such pens is more and more rare, and yet so pleasant..

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  5. and i, for one, am glad you did! always enjoy stopping here to see what you share!

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  6. And I am glad you do write -- and photograph! -- barbara

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  7. Love that sign - and would love to go in that shop.

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  8. I always enjoy your musings!

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  9. Bravo for overcoming your shy ways. That's not easy (from what I hear). I too enjoy your sentimental writings.

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  10. Your ramblings are so thought provoking, I can not even image your early blog days.

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  11. That's a very nice sign though I fail to completely understand the meaning (being French and all that).

    I try to write in a little book every day but I'm still shy...

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  12. As I've gotten older I take myself less seriously...but I'm still an introvert. :)

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  13. Maybe it was just one of those gradual things Birdman, it crept up on you! Meanwhile how delicious is that sign, I just love beautiful writing paper, handwriting thank you letter etc seems to be a dying practice but I'm still a fan!

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  14. What we know and from the heart.. that seems to resonate best with others... love the pen shot, I'm a calligrapher.

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  15. Love this sign. So very retro. Like 18th century retro. Writing what you know has worked for you, much to the pleasure of your audience.

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  16. This is quite an eye-catching sign! Like it a lot!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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