Friday, April 28, 2017

Adjust Your Beatitudes

He's watching you. Always watching . . . 
I’ve hit that point in my writing where soul-crushing fear fills every crevice, every phrase, every choice and screams: YOU’RE NOT GOOD KID.  GET OUT OF HERE!

But here’s a writer who kicked ass and took names.  Enjoy:

“For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes (Matthew 5). But, often with tears in their eyes, the demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course, that's Moses, not Jesus. I haven't heard one of them demand that the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, be posted anywhere.
“Blessed are the merciful” in a courtroom? “Blessed are the peacemakers” in the Pentagon?”
― Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country


  1. Hang in there, brother. Maybe, just maybe, that screamer in your head doesn't know what's good?

    Meanwhile, thank your for the quote from Vonnegut, who also said, "Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia."