The news lately has sucked. Am I the only one who has noticed that?
From the earthquake in Haiti to the ever faltering economy to health care reform, it’s all doom and gloom. In order not to fall off the face of the earth in sheer depression, I’ve tried to counter with some famous quotes to keep on keeping on.
So here goes. Bad economy? Why should I write?
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene
How about that Publisher’s weekly article that tells us about the death of the slush pile?
To that, I quote John Gardner: “People will tell you that writing is too difficult, that it’s impossible to get your work published, that you might as well just hang yourself. Meanwhile, they’ll keep writing, and you’ll have hanged yourself.”
The tangle of Health Care reform and the blow it took when Massachusetts decided to elect a Republican senator? (Writers need health care too.)
How about “Because of the roles and routines we follow, we often forget that life is an ongoing adventure.” (Maya Angelou) or to Congress as they try to figure this whole thing out–“Let’s become seekers of success rather than a settler for mediocrity.” R Mann.
Now then, aren’t you proud to be a writer? Someone who helps us all get through?
And to Haiti? Oh dear Lord, Haiti. I can go only to the Good Book. Jeremiah 29 vs 11 “I know the plans I have for you, ” declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and future.” And then I pray for them.