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A devotee of quiet solitude.
Jim Broede
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 10:41 PM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


I wonder. What people think about. When they are alone. Do they think at all? Or do their minds go blank? It would be interesting. To find out. Maybe some people need interaction. With others. In order for the thinking process to be ignited. I do some of my most and best thinking. When I am alone.  Free from interruptions. I’m able to focus. That’s the way I write. In quiet solitude. Though not always. Sometimes I play music. String quartets. To stimulate my mind. In creative directions. I also know how to write in disruptive and noisy environs. And in a hurry. To meet deadlines. That was my life. In the newsroom. When I was a writer for newspapers.  I adapted. Had to. Makes me appreciate what I’ve become. A devotee of quiet solitude.  I care little about the news. Instead, I turn inward. And probe my soul. I’m far better at writing reflective love letters. Than mundane news stories.  –Jim
Jim Broede
Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 5:48 AM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


Igniting dialogue. With total strangers. That’s one of my favorite pastimes. I’ll do it soon. While flying to Italy. I accept the challenge.  By turning to the passenger. The one next to me. Doesn’t matter whether it’s man, woman or beast. Even if we don’t speak the same language. I’ll give it a try. Rarely do I have passengers on both sides of me. I prefer aisle or window seats. Maybe I’ll start booking middle seats. Gives me more options. Tackling two strangers simultaneously.  It’s become almost a game. Getting to know a stranger. By getting him/her to talk about meaningful stuff.  More than small talk.  It’s more curiosity than anything. Anyway, that’s what the world needs. More true dialogue. –Jim