On being surprisingly inspirational


Owen, from no talent for certainty wrote about me having a bath! 😉

“I read a blog post a few days ago that really struck me. Reading it, my mood began to change in the same way the author’s mood changed as she described it along with the circumstances of her evening. Riding a bicycle in the pouring rain for 45 minutes, then the warm bath, the conversations with friends, the TEDx talk — I could picture all of it.

I felt like I was there.

The process by which we move from someplace dark (or damp) to a place of gratitude is one almost all of us know, yet we need constant reminding that such a journey is even possible. So I was very appreciative of that post.”

You can read the rest of his post here.

You can read my original post here.


Owen is one of my favourite bloggers. Not only does he reply to my jumbly comments, he’s one of the relatively few bloggers who write a consistent stream of posts I like reading – often of the sort where you mutter variations of “Yes. This. Exactly this. How does he know? Get out of my head! That’s not just me? Amen.” as you go. The sort which make you breathe out when you reach the end. The sort where you take a moment to catch up with yourself before you carry on with your day. Posts you feel rather than read.

I am “well chuffed” that he liked one of my posts enough to write about it :).

That he felt like he was there while reading it is pretty much the best compliment he could give my writing. 🙂


He usually writes poetry, churning out poems faster than I can read them. ‘Churning out’ sounds too flippant, but I have no better word in my vocabulary for the process of posting a new poem every few hours.

This month he has imposed an essay-writing challenge on himself. He is convinced that it’s going to show people why he tends to stick to poetry, but I disagree, I think his prose is at least as fantastic as his poetry. His prose is very poetic though ;).

I suggest you visit him and see for yourselves.

4 thoughts on “On being surprisingly inspirational

    1. I have no idea.. I can’t manage one post per day for longer than a few days at a time.. Multiple posts every day for years is beyond all comprehension (especially when you consider the quality).

      You’re new here – I’m guessing you were “prodded” by Owen’s post – welcome to my world 🙂 I’m so glad to have you here, hopefully you’ll find something worth your time – though I don’t think I can live up to any expectations raised by his post 😉

  1. Thank you, Jesska, you are very kind.

    You let people get to know you through your writing, which is just wonderful. Particularly in an age wedded to image, reality makes for a beautiful change.


    1. Thank you 🙂

      Reality is complicated enough as it is – I haven’t got the strength or mental capacity to think about masks and alternative personas… 😉

      (I can’t claim that as my own idea – a friend told me several years ago that if you use all your available energy to create and hold up the impression that life is great, you don’t have any left to actually make it great.. And someone famous said if you always tell the truth you don’t have to remember all the lies..)

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