Thursday, February 4, 2010

IWTFY: Count on a dandelion

When I'm with you
I'll make every second count
'Cause when I'm without you
I'll be counting every second.

I've always wanted to be a better writer. I am just not that good with creative writing nor composing poetry. There's just something about being able to put words together and play with the way they sound, and what they mean that I truly appreciate. I guess it is mostly because I can't seem to do it right, and my Creative Writing for Dummies hasn't done a lot to change the way I write.

That said, I started reading and appreciating I Wrote This For You which I learned about from one of Nella's links. There are some real good stuff there that you should check out. The tag and premise of the blog goes,

"I need you to understand. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it doesn't get it. They may think they get it, but they don't. This is the sign you've been looking for. You were meant to read these words."

I heard this old sappy love song that inspired the above verse. I got mixed reviews. Like I said, creative writing is not easy. It is difficult to not try feeling like The Sphinx from Mystery Men.

Some of his classic lines go like this:

"He who questions training, only trains himself at asking questions."

"When you doubt your powers, you give power to your doubt."

"When you care what is outside what is inside cares for you."

"We are number one. All others are number two or lower."

Classic! I need to watch that movies again. Soon.

Ti napu.

The Beachcomber

P.S. Oh, my sketch is of a mature dandelion flower down to its last seed. We don't have daffodils here but I like the idea of making a wish while you blow the seeds off. I wonder if we have something similar here in Micronesia? Ill have to share with you about Tabebuia rosea later.


pretzels...yum! said...

You blog a lot, this was a nice one. I really liked the quotes and drawings... I have tons of daffodils in my front yard.

Sean said...

I'm not good enough of a writer to write poetry--it requires an economy of words that I lack.

Funny movie clip--it's strange I don't think I've ever heard of it. Which shouldn't surprise me--after all, if I haven't heard of it, then it can not heard of me. . .

The Beachcomber said...

Thanks, sis. I heard that the leaves are good for salad. I'll have to try that one day.

Sean: Haha! You're number one, man. All others are two or lower!

The Beachcomber said...

Oops! Sorry folks: I meant dandelion and NOT daffodils!

Miss Murasaki said...

Aww. I'm glad you liked it. I tell everyone about that blog because I really enjoy it, even as I am thinking "Ugh! I wish I was as inspiring as the guy who wrote this stuff!"

Drea said...

I love the sketch!!

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