Quotes From The Writers Café (Part 3)

Unused Ideas

It is possible that ideas, hopes, and dreams live in a place where anyone can go.  They are like the vast shelves of books in a bookstore.  Are our unused ideas like books in a used bookstore still there but just forgotten and waiting to be remembered?

Lost Highways

I like the lost highways, where time has passed by, leaving its mark then moving on. A moment captured in time, then forgotten. I like the sound of gravel crunching beneath my boots and the sound of a rusty sign swinging in the wind.

I like the intensity of looking into the old men’s eyes that sit in front of the old gas stations and seeing their journey written on their souls.

The View

We spend a lifetime striving for all that we can get from life.  Often at the expense of missing all the meaningful things that life gives us as gifts.  How many times have we promised our self that we would get up early and watch a sunrise, sit out on a porch, and listen to the rain or walk down a country road with someone you love with dogs in tow?  We never know how many tomorrows we have left.  Choose today to find those moments.

Legend Has It

Life cannot give you courage.  It has to come from within.  It has to be something that you have faced in life and conquered.  Fear is something you must face often in life.  It has many faces.  It can be personal, business or the fury of nature.  Regardless of what it is, life has given you the tools and the knowledge to face anything.  It is up to you how you face your fears or rather embrace your courage.  As my sister always told me, in life, be strong, be courageous, and be a dragon slayer.

Stories are best when they are shared.  We learn by listening and sharing tales of our journey.  Each of us has a story to tell, a bit of knowledge to share that will help us along our way.


Larry Tyler
Larry Tyler
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.

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