People have been saying it over and over, "when you feel good, you have a cheer for anything and everybody," and this weekend...after reading these three gems I reviewed here, here, and here, proved this sentiment correct.
I did, however, sigh to myself… “Lord, I sure hope my writing is inspiring writers to write from their souls up.” This is the work that has the potential to inspire and motivate, and pass on a cheer for those of us who need it.
Like anything else albeit, there is a time and a place for everything.
At work, we must try to get along with others…bite our tongues…go along…know our place…don’t outshine the boss…or gossip…and just do our work and humbly return home to wash our cars, decorate our homes, and take those annual escapy vacations to places far from our daily humdrums. What I’m saying is @work is no place for baring our soul.
In church same thing…we listen to the sermon…PRAY…sing along with the choir—if/or when requested…whisper when we speak… speak nicely of other worshippers, and return home praying to get through each and every day living in that spiritual context.
In school we should read…study…and pass our exams. Grocery shopping…we buy our groceries and go home and eat. Driving…we buckle up and obey traffic laws. Or riding public transportation…same thing. We keep our hands to ourself and our voices low… whether talking to another passenger, or the bus/train driver, or talking on our cellphones. These are not places to be baring our souls.
BUT…in Arts & Entertainment… such as in singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument, drawing, painting, writing and the likes… this is the ONE PLACE where our audience need us, REQUIRES US, to BARE OUR SOULS.
Agnieszka Paletta bared her soul in Doing Germany and I loved it! Books where a soul has been bared, I feel it. These are the stories…the voices…the art… that not only passes forward inspiration and a cheer, but these are stories that stay with us forever.