I wanted to write something funny today but then I realized I just wasn’t feeling very humorous today so I said screw it and went in a completely different direction. The direction I headed was to a piece of paper, one of many actually, that contains nothing more than words and phrases I have found in countless places – although I think one place I acquired many was The Necronomicon. H.P. Lovecraft is always a useful supplier of obscure and often unusual words and in some interesting combinations. Anyway, back to the paper.
The paper has words on it. That’s it, plain and simple, just words and phrases I found interesting at one time or another. I have found over the years that inspiration comes in the strangest forms and from the oddest places and at most unusual times. The problem is, I sometimes run across a word or phrase that inspires me and before I can manage to find time to write based on wherever that inspiration took me – it is too late. I have forgotten the word or phrase that inspired me. So eventually I started carrying around a pen or pencil and a piece or two of paper.
It is in this way that I can take inspiration, whenever it pops up, and save it for later when I have time to deal with it. I have found that when I read these words I am often brought back to a place of inspiration. I may use the word, I may not. Usually I do not end up using the words on the paper other than as a jumping off point to start writing. I find they put my mind in the right place, in that right frame of thought to begin a new story… or post as the case may be.
Tonight, my piece of paper yielded the phrase ‘indelible marks.’ I really like the phrase, it has a certain cryptic nature to it. I really like the word ‘cryptic’ too. Anyway, this post has little to do with indelible marks and more to do with finding a way to get my mind in the mood to write. In that interest, I thought I might share some of the words and phrases from this particular piece of paper. Maybe it will spark some inspiration in someone else besides me:
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