I started my first novel, In Between, excited but wondering if I would ever finish. Thirty thousand words into the story, I told myself that I had another thirty thousand in me. At sixty thousand, I looked up from the words I’d written, bleary-eyed and determined to go the distance. A hundred plus thousand words later, with tears rolling down my cheeks, I wrote the epilogue to my first story.
A short time later, I came across this quote from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, one of my favorite poets:
Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.
I felt the power of those words because I had just lived it. We all have. Whether it’s the marathon you finally ran, the promotion you’ve worked so hard for, or the picture you painted that eventually sold, we can all empathize with the words written by Longfellow.
Life is an art. With every breath we take there is an expression of ourselves for the world to see. While we are busy articulating the art of our life, we also take in the narration of others. It is the exchange of meaningful expressions that make us who we are.
The goal of my website is to inspire others to embrace the art of living and to leave the place in this world we call our own better than it was when we first began.