Wisdom

May 29, 2016

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Older doesn’t always mean wiser, my grandfather once said. Sometimes it just means older. –  ©2016 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.

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Secret Heart

May 22, 2016

StoryPeople by Brian Andreas's photo.

The secret is not in your hand or your eye or your voice, my aunt told me once. The secret is in your heart. Of course, she said, knowing that doesn’t make it any easier. ©2016 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.

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How to Write

May 15, 2016

StoryPeople by Brian Andreas's photo.
How To Write Something True
1. Forget everything you know & everything you want to say.
2. Listen to the quiet voices of the world. Start with your heartbeat.
3. Touch the pen to the paper. Feel it, the way it is only at one point all the time. This is the place writing shows up.
4. Write one word at a time. This will take more effort than you think.
5. This kind of writing doesn’t care what you know, because you already know it. This kind of writing just wants to see what happens next.
6. When you can do this easily, go back to #1 again. This time no pen, no paper.
7. Live. Now you have something true to write about.

How to Write ©2016 Brian Andreas – posted with permission

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Heart Lessons

May 8, 2016

StoryPeople by Brian Andreas's photo.

I will carry you with me to the end of my days, remembering all those moments you taught me to trust my own heart to be alive. 

Heart Lessons –©2016 Brian Andreas 

And a couple of Mothers’ Day bonuses:

hindsight feminine StoryPeople print by Brian Andreas

I didn’t listen to her because she was my mother and wouldn’t know anything until I was much older.

Hindsight – ©2015 Brian Andreas 

laughter & noise StoryPeople print by Brian Andreas

Laughter and Noise – ©2015 Brian Andreas

Posted with permission.

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Laughter and digestion

May 1, 2016

StoryPeople by Brian Andreas's photo.

There are only 2 things I take seriously, my aunt said once. Laughter & my digestion. I’m too old to bother with more than that.

Laughter & Digestion ©2013 Brian Andreas  – posted with permission.

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Different Plans

April 24, 2016

StoryPeople by Brian Andreas's photo.

I don’t know how long I can do this, he said. I think the universe has different plans for me & we sat there in silence & I thought to myself that this is the thing we all come to & this is the thing we all fight & if we are lucky enough to lose, our lives become beautiful with mystery again & I sat there silent because that is not something that can be said.

Different Plans ©2016 Brian Andreas, posted with permission.

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Almost New Age

April 10, 2016

StoryPeople by Brian Andreas's photo.

Is willing to accept that she creates her own reality, except for some of the parts where she can’t help buyt wonder what she was thinking.

Posted with permission.

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