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Pen to Paper: Be Fascinated (P7)

Presented below is a thought from me on writing, a quote from someone else on writing, an excerpt from that writer, and a discipline/habit to implement… 

We will be focusing on being fascinated today.

A Thought

It’s crucial to always keep in mind the sheer beauty that surrounds us and resides within us. Embracing fascination paves the way for profound significance in everything you create.

– Austin Alford

A Quote

“Life is miraculous. Even when it’s disastrous, it’s still incredible. I’m fascinated with everything, life is fascinating. I’m fascinated by trees and dogs, but no one wants to hear me talk about it.”

– Chris Martin (Front man for Coldplay)

An Excerpt

Coldplay, lyrics of “Amazing Day”

We sat on a roof | Named every star

Shared every bruise and | Showed every scar

Hope has its proof | Your hand in mine, singing

Life has a beautiful, crazy design

And time seemed to say | Forget the world and its weight

And here I just want to stay | Amazing day, Amazing day

We sat on a roof | Named every star and

You showed me a place | Where you can be what you are

And the view | The whole Milky Way

In your eyes | I drifted away

And in your arms | I just want to sway

Amazing day, Amazing day | Amazing day, Amazing day

And I asked can the birds in poetry chime?

Can there be breaks in the chaos of the times?

Oh, thanks God

Must have heard when I prayed

‘Cause now I always want to feel this way

A Discipline/Habit to Implement

This is going to be more of a challenge than a discipline or habit.

I challenge you, including myself, to take a breather and get totally captivated by something for a few minutes.

It could be a majestic tree, a tiny bug on the ground, a sparkling star in the sky, a stunning painting, an interesting sound in a song, or anything that catches your senses.

Take a moment to really appreciate it and let yourself be fascinated. And then, ask yourself why? What made it so darn fascinating?

Leave a comment and let me know what it was and why!

Put Pen to Paper this week and have fun!

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