Now – Now


“There is almost one time that is important— Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.” ~Leo Tolstoy

“Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season.

It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year.

It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow.

Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime.” ~ W.E.B Du Bois

Why do I blog? If you asked me when I first started the Tablet two  years ago, I would have said ‘It was one of those ’41-14 moments.’ (I’ll eventually explain that, but not now.) The original purpose was to put together an online photo album, with little risk of failure. Then a place to share some short, silly writings now and then. And maybe quotes and other findings I thought readers might enjoy.

Now? The same reasons as before, with the fear/foolishness minimizing, the photo challenges and writings increasing, and enjoyment in finding new things to add to the tablet: music, inspirational items, fascinating blogs worth re-blogging -to me at least.

I shared the “Ellensburg in Black and White” photo album with someone and their first question was “Why bother taking pictures? Seriously, what’s the point?”

Enjoyment. Capturing a memory. Seeing something new. Because I was involved in the ‘moment of now.’ That, along with the only blurted out answer of ‘Why not?’

So, that’s why I blog – to share, to hopefully bring a smile to a reader’s face, something different to the day. A bible verse to lift the spirit, a hymn or snapshot or two. Because I know and find wonderful writers, amazing artists, powerful photographers, and magnificent musicians that are worth putting a spotlight on. As for the increased writings of my own – I go back to the mantra our SnoValley Writes! group moves forward with: I am a Writer!

That’s why.

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14 Responses to Now – Now

  1. TammyeHoney says:

    Nice, wrapping two into one…very impressive writing. Thank you for the ping back.

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  6. Mari Collier says:

    Of course, you are a writer. Quit referring to your writings as “silly.” Someone might believe you.

  7. Loved the reason for your blogging… to bring a smile to the reader’s face… and those quotes are also inspiring!

    SO big SMILES! 🙂

  8. JulieYouJest says:

    I’m glad you blog! I’m also very glad you take photos – may be the only way I get to enjoy some of these spots – so thank you for that!

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