Writing ~ The Masterful Administration of the Unforeseen


3rd reblog in a row, yup! I like to find “random” posts as oracles and this post really resonates powerfully in 2020. Welcome to my new followers! I am grateful that you are part of the litebeing community. Please say hello and introduce yourself in the comments section. Thanks for being here. I will be back with fresh writing when inspiration meets energy and initiative. 🙂

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No one can predict the future now. No one can make long- range plans. The best we can hope for, to quote Robert Bridges, is ” the masterful administration of the unforeseen.”  Ride the whirlwind. That’s the most we can do.
Arthur C. Clarke

This sage advice is found on page 150 of Walking on Alligators – A Book of Meditations for Writers by Susan Shaughnessy. I was led to open a random page from this book today and post it here. I have been thinking deeply about my writing process of late. I have wondered why some pieces come so easily to me , while others are so arduous and heavy. I have also noticed how grateful I am when opportunities appear to take my writing and this blog in new directions. For example, when TMA was looking on Facebook for bloggers to review the Music Issue, I had no idea I…

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4 thoughts on “Writing ~ The Masterful Administration of the Unforeseen

  1. Thank you for sharing this again. I can relate to the fact that sometimes there is hesitation in writing.
    This post contains several synchronistic nudges that touched me. Thanks for bringing it up.

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    1. I am so pleased to know that this post has provided nudges to you. Maybe in part that is why I felt strongly pulled to reblog it. Honestly when I read it , it gave me comfort , particularly the quote which is the subject matter. I go to the random oracle often for guidance and this time it hit the mark. Thanks for letting me know that it touched you ❤

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