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“Fruitful Miracle”

Please help KWD grow by sharing:  https://karinwritesdangerously.com “The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you.”    John Greenleaf     Whittier “Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude.”   Marcel … Continue reading

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Real Voyagers

“Bring me the sunset in a cup.”   Emily Dickinson “Are not flowers the stars of the earth?”   Clara Lucas Balfour “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”   Marcel Proust “Sunset in … Continue reading

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Writerly Wisdom

For our delight, sparkling gems to guide and goad us to greater heights today: “If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise; attack it at an hour when it isn’t expecting it.”   H.G. Wells “To … Continue reading

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No Absolutes

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” W. Somerset Maugham Quick questions: Did James Joyce like to write at night or in the morning? How about Hemingway? Did Marcel Proust prefer tea … Continue reading

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Charming Gardeners

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust “Charming gardeners” — what a felicitous phrase! And how perfectly it describes those caring people who support our … Continue reading

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Celestial Longings

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust Albertine was the name of the mysterious and maddening love interest in Marcel’s magnum opus, Remembrance of Things Past. Albertine is also … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Here is a lovely passage from Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust: “I found the whole path throbbing with the fragrance of hawthorn-blossom. The hedge resembled a series of chapels, whose walls were not longer visible under the mountains … Continue reading

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