Resistance fighters, Randomness and Albert Camus
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WHAT I'M READING
I've been reading a random collection of letters written by people during the German occupation of France during WWII. I collect things like this, don't ask me why as I couldn't give you a sufficient answer. (I buy old black and white photographs from yard sales too and rescue non-working 1940's radios from trash heaps. I must share some of my DNA with magpies.) There are some amazing minds that lived during this time period, some well known, others obscure. I find the ordinary, obscure ones the most fascinating. And I am in awe at the inner strength some of these people possessed.
WHAT I'M WRITING
I've written a pittance this week. *swears* *resolves to do better* I did take part in one of the very fun Word Sprints hosted by the YABuccaneers which was just the motivation I needed to get my butt in the chair and my fingers on the keyboard. Peer pressure can be a good thing. *grin* Oh and I did do the Walk the Plank Flash Fiction post for August which if you missed it is right here. So I guess I'm up at least 200+ words. *sighs theatrically*
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
Hmmm....What did I actually do this week? For how busy I felt, I should have accomplished something monumental. I didn't. Instead I spent my time:
- kayaking (of course)
- planting 1,037 trees (for work)
- spray painting rubber snakes
- writing song lyrics on bar coasters
- doing battle with some unknown bug (which totally wiped me out this weekend)
- trying to make my own shoes
- figuring out how to turn my house into a giant black and white circus tent for Halloween (because PRIORITIES)
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
One of the well-known minds living during the German occupation of France in WWII was Camus. This photo has one of my favorite quotes of his. And this time it made me think, "I'm working on it...truly I am." Which made me very happy.