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Gabriel Garcia Marquez: having a full choice, I’d choose a Nobel Prize Winner to write my story. This sensitive man died in April 2014. His best known books were: ‘One Hundred Years Of Solitude’, and ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’. He had much sound advice to share. Gabriel Garcia Marquez on His Unlikely Beginnings as a Writer.


Gabriel Garcia Marquez

‘If you are going to be a writer you have to be a great one… After all, there are better ways to starve to death.’

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“The girl raised her eyes to see who was passing by the window, and that casual glance was the beginning of a cataclysm of love that still had not ended half a century later.” — Love in the Time of CholeraLove-Quotes-52536-statusmind.comWise-Quotes-39173-statusmind.comLove-Quotes-39175-statusmind.com

Daily Prompt: Ghost writer by Michelle W.

If you could have any author living or dead- write your biography, who would you choose?




Excellence: Music/Art

This morning at breakfast my beloved brought his iPad to the table to share an orchestral rehearsal.

‘The Birth of a Performance’ Columbia Symphony Orchestra with conductor Bruno Walter. The rehearsal and performance of Symphony No. 36 (‘Linz’) in C K 425, recorded in 1955.

This rehearsal showed the dedication needed to build and develop on the creative skills these musicians already naturally possessed. This recording allowed one to hear the difference between good playing and excellent, the fine-tuning is exquisite.

Christopher used this aide to inspire students when he taught drawing. His rationale being to encourage the students to recognize the difference between talent and the seeking of excellence in their work. The orchestra showed immense talent, the conductor brought it to excellence. Christopher admires Bruno Walter’s search for perfection.

Bruno Walter 1876-1962 was a brilliant conductor and it is wonderful that recordings of his teachings are available through youtube. I am fascinated that Rudolph Steiner and Anthroposophy influenced his life as the spiritual shines through his work


Bruno Walter 1912

Bruno Walter 1912

What’s the best story someone has recently told you? Share this with us and feel free to embellish–that’s how good stories become great, after all.  Ben Huberman, Daily Post.