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Thursday, April 17, 2014

11-14-13 RMB Word Magic

11-14-13 RMB Word Magic 

Dear Rita Mae Brown,

On this Thursday, life is good. My trio of nephews and I picked up potato chips, pizza and eggnog on the way home. It is all for the boys, but I will partake of a taste and a sip or two. We are blessed with carbs and sweet holiday nectar aplenty.

A friend is catering a movie set for another friend. Both are part of our Writers Circle. We are inspiring one another and making dreams realities, writing for films and books, bringing words to life. I have placed the ending of America book 2 in its place. There is much fleshing out to do. At 94 pages it can hardly be called a book, but it is well on its way. 

My enlightened editor friend, Jennifer Silva Redmond, the one working words into films, has shared this quote with us.

“You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” ~ Jodi Picoult

Thank you Jodi.

Words are magical in their ability to inspire, enlighten and brighten one’s spirit. When faced with uncooperative computer systems at work, systems which are supposed to connect companies, transmitting orders and invoices, the person in management at the other company surprised us with her words. As we worked through the glitches, she wrote:

“Keep me posted in case we need to use a magic spell and some pixie dust :)”

We brought a problem to her attention and she greeted it with offers of magic and pixie dust. She goes by SAM, actually S.A.M. Buchanan. I don’t know what the initials stand for, but I like the name as it is. They are three letters that represent someone able to see beyond problems and believe in the magic of our ability to overcome any challenge. That belief made her words themselves magical, lifting our spirits above the frustration of the day.

Thank you SAM

Sharing my pixie dust with you,


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