One, two,Three! : Weekly Discover Challenge


© irene waters 2016

This is hard – I did a tryptich just the other day, three photos when I posted 3 Lakes, 3 countries, 3 twilights, a tale in three parts – part 1, part 2 and part 3 and a haiku – so what creative new (for me at least) project can I muster for the weekly discover prompt “in the spirit of list making, the challenge is to create in sets of three in the medium of your choice. Poets might try a few tercets, or perhaps its most accessible form — the haiku. Photographers and artists might consider working in triptychs to capture a subject in evolution or experimenting with the rule of thirds. Playwrights, how about a comedy or drama in three acts? Foodies, why not envision and prepare a three-course meal? Composers, how about a new piece in three-quarter time?”

One, two three minutes have gone and no ideas.

One, two three hours have gone and still no ideas.

One two three days and I still haven’t a clue but that is 3 and it is time to apply myself.

1              +     2         =   3

Dream + Passion = Living

Firstly one must dream. One must have an idea but it is of no value unless it is added to passion. Passion is an enabler. It gives the person the power to overcome the obstacles and see that dream turn into reality. This must be what is meant by those who say “I’m living the dream.” The only things in life that we will end up regretting are those dreams that we did not live. Where the passion was not enough to see them through. Then we have a different equation.

Dream + No passion = Regret



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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4 Responses to One, two,Three! : Weekly Discover Challenge

  1. Where the passion was not enough to see them through. An original response to the challenge. This is something to think about. Thanks, Irene.

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  2. Sometimes not having a response IS the response. And a damned good one, too. 🙂

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