Ese’s Shoot and Quote Challenge: Inspiration

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There are, it seems, two muses: the Muse of Inspiration, who gives us inarticulate visions and desires, and the Muse of Realization, who returns again and again to say “It is yet more difficult than you thought.” This is the muse of form. It may be then that form serves us best when it works as an obstruction, to baffle us and deflect our intended course. It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.” 

 

Wendell Berry

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/ese-s-weekly-shootquote-challenge-inspiration/

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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7 Responses to Ese’s Shoot and Quote Challenge: Inspiration

  1. Ese' s Voice says:

    Thank you for telling the story with your photos and the words you have chosen to go along with them. Made me wonder how those 2 muses are keeping (or trying to) balance in my life… 🙂

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  2. Pingback: ESE’ S WEEKLY SHOOT&QUOTE CHALLENGE – INSPIRATION | Nola Roots, Texas Heart

  3. Nomibug says:

    I needed this today, very wise words, thank you.

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  4. FireBonnet says:

    I adore that last sentence… The impeded stream is the one that sings… Awesome response to the theme.

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