Awaken the possibilities … then unleash them
. After 55 years of successful retail management, I have returned to my passion of writing. I write Poetry, Storytelling, and Short Stories. As a child, I grew up on front porch storytelling. I would sit and listen to my Dad and his brothers tell these great stories that were captivating, and I always wanted to hear more. I wanted to experience the things they talked about. I started writing at a young age and reading everything I could get my hands on. At twelve years old I started a storytelling group and several of my friends became writers or poets. At 16 I hopped box cars and worked the tobacco fields, orange groves, picked cotton, and spent many nights around a campfire listing to life stories. Someone once asked me why I wrote. It consumes an amazing amount of time and I assure you it is not going to make me rich. I write so that my children can touch and feel my words telling of the ones that came before us and the stories they told me. These are the chronicles of our family and even though they come from my childhood memories and are deeply rooted in a child’s remembrance at least they may feel what it was like in the time before them and cherish the things the elders left behind. I am a Columnist & Featured Contributor, BIZCATALYST360
and I have The Writers Café, a group on LinkedIn that features Poets, Writers, Artists, Photographers, and Musicians . On Facebook I have two groups and one page; Dirt Road Storytelling, From Abandoned To Rescue Dogs And Cats, and About Life, Love And Living. As writers, it is true that we honestly do not know what we hold within us until we unleash it. When our words inspire others only then will inspiration return to the writer. I will spend my twilight years in search of the next story, the next poem, and the next image. I will take the time to enjoy my Wife, our Dogs, and Cats, and our amazing new home and I will always find the time to walk down a dirt road I truly hope is that I never have to read another book on Leadership, be on a conference call or see another plan o gram as these were the tool for what I did in life and not about who I am.
Now, almost more than ever before, we have no clue what tomorrow will bring. It’s that we start to marinate in today, and control what we can, and help who we can. Lovely stuff, Larry… I always enjoy your posts.
I meant to say, “It’s TIME that we start…” I blame that one on happy hour. Cheers to you, Larry.
Thank you my friend
Hope is in our Creator who has given us everything! both good and bad, and out of everything bad, comes something good. Thank you, Larry
Lynn thank you and amen.
Of course, let’s do this, set an example and help with those who are most vulnerable.
But when it is over, let’s try to admit we need a “new normal” by collecting what good things this experience has left us.
Lovely Larry and right on.💖
Thank you so much
Larry – Amen, my friend, amen.
Thank you Len
Bit by bit life will hopefully come back to us all. Your words of hope will get us through. Thank you, Larry for bit by bit bringing us closer to where we once belonged which is where we were before.
Thank you Joel. Friends forever