When this poem first came to me, I thought it was about a prior relationship. The more I looked at this poem and worked with it to get it exactly the way I wanted it to be, I realized it was about so much more.
So is one of those filler words. Similar to like and very. These are words that are overused, really mean nothing, and don’t add anything to a sentence. If you are writing and you see “so”, “like”, or “very”, take a minute and rethink their use.
Recently I wrote about the significance of a handwritten love letter. There truly is something magical about putting pen to paper rather than just pounding away at a keyboard. If you are looking for some inspiration on what to write in a romantic note for Valentine’s Day why not look to literature.
Rumi was born in 1207 in Persia in the city of Balkh in what is present day Afghanistan. Rumi was a wealthy nobleman, theologian, and scholar. When he was in his late thirties he met Shams a wandering mystic. Shams was in his sixties. Rumi credits shams with transforming him from a sober scholar to a seeker of truth and love. A couple of years later Shams was gone and Rumi was grief stricken. Out of his grief came the poetry. This poetry is collected into two epic books named, Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi and Masnavi/Mathnawi.
I need to write more. My handwriting is starting to look atrocious and my hand cramps up when I write more than a sentence or two. In my youth, everyone always commented on how beautiful my handwriting was. I wrote with a flair for calligraphy.
I have finally signed up for Snapchat and my kids think its great.
Any pointers on how I can use it with my blog?
I have a complaint or more like a pet peeve. I really dislike when people, especially women, try to be someone else. When they don’t embrace their own unique beauty and try to fit into a mold. The current mold I see everyone trying to fit in is the corsetted (waist trainer) waist, big butt, full body makeup, hair extension, overdrawn lips of the Kardashians.
Brain dumping has freed me up from the confines I had placed on myself about what is a journal and what is a list. It allows me to just get it all out and down on paper. It gives me power over my own thoughts and helps to curb my anxiety. By spending a few minutes each morning and/or evening writing down everything that is on my mind, I can free up my thoughts to concentrate and focus on the activities of the day.
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