Friday, June 1, 2012

Thought for the Weekend - Stephen King & I

It seems like an eternity since I've done a 'Thought for the Weekend' post!!!  Why have I been so remiss you might ask?  Well because it seems like an eternity since I've had the time!  Shame on moi! I say:)

I had one of those 'I'm so busy being busy days' today (which happen far too often), I got into a mood, abandoned all tasks requiring attention and went for a long walk instead.

Pure madness probably - but I felt like it, and it felt good.

Anyhow (fav crutch word), I took the above pic while out walking, firstly because I like it, and secondly because I like when things look right because they look wrong, like water covering the base of trees, things in water which should be on land.  Yeah, yeah, sounds like more madness but sure why not?

I'm also on a bit of a Stephen King drive at the moment, which is one of the reasons why I'm using a quote from the master himself as this weekend's  'Thought for the Weekend'

Hope you like it, and have a brilliant weekend.

Stephen King

'The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them -- words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that, isn't it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That's the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.'


  1. Super super quote and I love the pic, I'm very fond of trees in water, have described those in the lakes of Killarney and there were some near my house when I was growing up. There's an A.S. Byatt story set in such a place too, very evocative.

    1. Will check out A.S. Byatt's story Alison - have a lovely weekend:0 x

  2. That Stephen King quote? The story of my life.

  3. Hi Louise,

    Lovely pic. I used the image of under water trees in a piece soon to be published in The New Writer mag. There's something other worldly about them isnt' there?

    1. Congrats Val - and yes there is something about them, the combination of water, earth, and landscape combined. Looking forward to reading your piece.Let me know wen it's out.


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