Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Its Beauty Beckons

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See the Road flows past your doorstep
Calling for your feet to stray
Like a deep and rolling river
It will sweep them far away.

Just beyond the far horizon
Lies a waiting world unknown
Like the dawn its beauty beckons
With a wonder all its own.

{from The Road Goes On, adaption of a song by J. R. R. Tolkien}

24 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm sure I haven't read this one before. But still, it does seem familiar...
    Great post by the way!

    -Max

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    1. It's from a song from the LOTR musical (which I haven't seen and don't want to), and the song was based loosely on The Road Goes Ever On song/poem by Tolkien, so you're probably recognizing that. :) Thank you!

      xx

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  2. I also thought, (Being the wonderful blogger/writer you are,) that you might be able to help me with a new idea for my next short story... Any thoughts?

    -Max

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    1. Um, how do you mean? And thanks. I'm rather busy right now and I don't want to commit to something I won't be able to hold to...

      xx

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    2. I don't mean to intrude... (Just a genre will do!)

      -Max

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    3. So when I read that at first I got the meaning of genre mixed with time period and was going to say you could write some really cool story set in the 1500s (because after reading Three Musketeers that time period is stuck in my head) with plots and war politics and then you could have some character who's a thinker sort and philosophizes about stuff (or war in particular) when talking to other characters (who could be the ones in power, so the thinker-guy could be in the position of councilor or something) and then the more reckless character(s), you know, who's good-hearted and will rush off to do whatever should be done without giving much thought to the consequences and then lords and ladies and court intrigue and plots and conspiracies and loyal friendships and a kind, highly intelligent, gentle + strong character, et cetera. But you said genre. Hum. *looks up word for ideas*

      Well, I guess what I was thinking of up there would be under the novel/drama, possibly romance genre. hum. A historical short story...fantasy is cool too, or fantasy/fairy tale could be cool. Is any of that helpful? Curious: Do you just feel like writing or is this for something or what? :)

      xx

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    4. "Ah," says I, "Aha." (That's a quote.) Well, I was going for a fantasy/fairy-tale genre, but then severe writer's block set in, so... But to answer your question: This isn't for school or anything, I'm writing to write. But, (you may agree with me on this,) it is easier when you have someone give an idea to write about. It gives you more purpose. And yes, what you said was helpful! I'm not very knowledgeable on the 1500's, so I may have to do some research if I were to write on that particular time period.

      -Max

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    5. Where's that quote from? :) I guess the time period doesn't really have to have anything to do with the ideas up there so you could just cut that detail out. ;) Fantasy / fairy-tale is always great. :)

      xx

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    6. The quote is from the Young Jedi Knights series by Kevin J. Anderson. And thanks! I'll go for it!

      -Max

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    7. I haven't read that... Cool! :)

      xx

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  3. ohhh gracious this. "Like a deep and rolling river.." mmm.. I like that.

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    1. It's so beautiful, I love it. Thanks for commenting, Katie! ♥

      xx

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    1. I'm so glad you like it too, Arushee!

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  5. Oh wow SW! Your writing is gorgeous ♥
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

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    1. It's not mine, though I wouldn't mind if it was. ;) I'm glad you like it! ♥

      xx

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  6. I have been feeling like this lately. That's what I told my parents, who are saying I spend way too much time logging, that I long for adventure. Life isn't about being closed and having to study 24/7 or staying at home all of the time. I told them, "I am tired of this! I know life is more than this, more than study; why not let me experience it?"

    xoxo Morning

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    1. I was feeling like that a lot last year, year before. I don't know what's changed exactly but now the sort of energy of that longing (do you know what I mean?) is more focused on a sort of urge/desire I've discovered to learn as much as I can so I'll be ready (or ready-er) for that adventure when it comes. I've this sort of idea of the woman I want to be when I grow up (I guess everyone has that idea of who they want to be when they grow up, along with what) and that longing for adventure has sort of changed or widened out or something or been added to with this very present urge to learn and to learn to, or grow to, be that idea of who I want to be in my head. Does any of that make sense? :) Thanks for your comment, Morning. ♥

      xx

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  7. This is so lovely <3

    (WAAAIT....DID YOU JUST SAY LOTR MUSICAL? *gasp*)

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    1. Isn't it? :)

      I know. That was my first reaction when I realized there was one. Which I learned, by the way, when looking up the author of the above quote. I'd never heard of it before though. At first I thought it couldn't possibly be any good but now I'm being more optimistic. I still don't want to see it, not actively don't-want-to-see-it, just passively, you know. ;) But I should probably learn more about it. If the rest of the songs are half as good as the one I pulled those stanzas from it has good lyrics at least. I just found this picture of the cast, the costumes look based off the movies. What do you think about the whole LOTR-musical thing? :)

      xx

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  8. <3
    This is so beautiful, it hurts.

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    1. I'm glad you like it too. ♥

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  9. These are both so beautiful... very well found!

    x Cloudy Dreams

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