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Creative Karma

Realize that everything connects to everything else.—Leonardo Da Vinci

From 2005-2009, a TV sitcom, “Earl,” featured a slackard good-for-nothing who discovers he holds a $100,000 lottery ticket. He is overjoyed, jubilant. But just as Earl realizes his good fortune, a car hits him and he wakes in a hospital bed to find his lottery ticket gone. It is karma, he believes, the forces of the world punishing him for the hurt he has done to others. And from then on, Earl dedicates himself to righting the wrongs he has committed in the past.

It really wasn’t that great a series (in my estimation) and I only watched a few episodes. But the idea of some sort of cosmic karma is intriguing. As ye sow, so shall ye reap, the Bible says, suggesting that in the grand scheme of things, we get what’s coming to us. We get what we deserve. I’m not sure I believe that. Bad things happen to the innocents of the world, to those who have done only good. And, as we know, right does not always prevail. We see injustice everywhere.

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Creating Confident, Competent, Creative Work

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. – Ernest Hemingway

Growing up every meal began with quiet hands, the kind of folded hands with a purpose and simple elegance. Maybe that’s what Paula Munier was talking about when she wrote her book, Writing with Quiet Hands. When you know what you’re after, what’s important in life, things fall into place. Munier describes how when a writer approaches her art with quiet confidence, with know-how, what she writes makes a difference. She says writers need to focus on craft, inspiration, play and practice, and they “will create confident, competent, creative work.”

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