Monday, January 09, 2006

Inspirational Quote for the Day


From the book Mama's Way by Thyra Ferre Bjorn about her Scandinavian family's life in America)

In this book Thyra is writing about the process of writing the books she's already written . . .

"I am never happier than when I have one (a book) in the making. It is fascinating to watch the words come out of the typewriter... I just sit down and let the words flow from my mind, knowing they are already written in my heart...In God's eternity there is no end and no beginning. So in the God-mind, this book had already been written. All that was left for me to do was to record it... The most important thing was to be still and cut off all thoughts of material things, to focus my mind on God from whom all talents and thoughts come.... when the words stop coming, that is the end of my writing, and a book has been born.

But to be still was the most important part, to let the mind rest. Words are like music. They are only so many notes. A person can play them and one knows that they are just notes put together. Ah, but if an artist takes these notes -- the very same notes -- they come out as living music that laughs and cries and moves all the listening world. All writers use words, but their effect depends on how they are put together."

Angie

2 comments:

Carrie said...

Oh, I'd forgotten about those books! I loved them - I think there were three, right?

Angela said...

Yes, I think there were three. I never had the opportunity to read them, but I've heard of them.

Angie