What I learned Day 1, Day2 and Day 3

What I learned Day 1, Day2 and Day 3

  1. Why participate in a 15-day challenge?

Why not? It isn’t as long as 30-days, and no, I don’t suffer 30 day commitment issues. I want a challenge that either question by question or at the end will make me stop and say, “hmm”.

This is what I got—through each question and at the culmination. I’m actually glad that I did this, and I feel I’ve learned some tidbits I didn’t think of before and some things I’ve learned were definitely only a large scale.

2. What is your favorite book? (A simple top 5 if you can’t narrow it down, no matter how hard you try.)

047v Postcard July 7, 1934 H. P. Lovecraft to ...

047v Postcard July 7, 1934 H. P. Lovecraft to E. Hoffmann Price Rear Christ Church Where Washington Worshipped, Alexandria, VA (Photo credit: California Cthulhu (Will Hart))

I can’t narrow it down to only 1, and find it hard to pick just 5.

Anyway here are my top 5 in no particular order.

  1. The East of Eden by: John Steinbeck
  2. The Willows by: Algernon Blackwood
  3. At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror by: H.P. Lovecraft
  4. As I Lay Dying by: William Faulkner
  5. Patience Worth by: Casper S. Yost

In retrospection of my list made here, I’ve realized; which isn’t a big leap that my favorite authors and books tend toward classic literature and obscure writers. Try as I may, I haven’t found a newer author that reaches out to grab my soul and mind as those listed.

However, I did start reading (for leisure) other books that normally I would have passed over unless doing research. I am currently enjoying P.G. Wodehouse. Uncharacteristic of my general turn in leisure reading, although I must admit that I am finding it quite uplifting. His books wouldn’t of course be defined as new, but at least I am stretching my venue a bit.

3. What is your favorite quote?

Mayhap it should be quotes not quote. These two have been with me through the years and needless to say they both will remain.

I make mistakes, I am out of control and sometimes hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” Marilyn Monroe

Condemnation does not liberate it oppresses“. C.G. Jung

The first quote has been attributed to others, than Marilyn Monroe; however, I’m not going into that. Regardless of the author—I believe in the quoted words. They actually fit my creative personality so well; that in fact, I couldn’t have said it better myself.

As for the quote attributed to C.G. Jung—It is because of my belief that people should be able to live without condemnation in their lives that I find it a liberating quotation.

In the choosing of these two quotes I gave sincere deliberation to picking the ones that trumped others in my ideal of maybe wishes, hopes, dreams, and simply me. For some, their favorite quotes role of the tips of their tongues, as if it were their mantra for daily living; however, for me to narrow down my list of notable quotes it took time and retrospection. I was determined to delve into what I truly believe or wish for along with being able to represent my personality at the same time, in my contemplation of a quote.


Carl Jung

Carl Jung (Photo credit: o admirador secreto)

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