“The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate.” O’ Henry
“The Thames was all gold. God it was beautiful, so fine, that I began working with frenzy, following the sun and its reflection on the water.” Claude Monet
Somehow, these two quotes, jotted down on two different pieces of paper, seem connected. In my mind, they belong together. Why? Because they are both about being open to adventure and serendipity—delightful, unexpected surprises.
Adventurer. The very word seems to come with two boots and a backpack, doesn’t it? It calls to mind intrepid explorers who visit exotic, out-of-the-way places. And yet, like O’ Henry the writer and Monet the painter, as creatives, we’re adventurers as well.
We’re chasing ideas or the sun and its reflection instead of climbing mountains or forging through rainforests. And in our neck of the woods, there are of adventures aplenty.
The adventure of conjuring word pictures—of fashioning stories out of “airy nothings” as the Immortal Bard said so well.
The adventure of playing with ideas and giving them shape and form so that our readers can enjoy and play with them along with us.
The adventure of creating characters who live and breathe and hopefully leap of the page to entertain, instruct, and perplex.
The adventure of exploring the boundless depths of the most thrilling territory of all—the human heart.
“All serious daring starts from within” the adventurous Eudora Welty tells us. Let’s keep this in mind as we all write on!
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