...to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line. -H D Thoreau

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be
to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. -
T. S. Eliot

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H
erculean tasks of the modern world.
1. Capture any solution and wrestle it into reality.
2.
Kill a deadly snake with a blunt shovel and a strike-anywhere match.
3. Trap a butterfly with your bare hands.
4. Recognize a nihilistic response and remove the physical challenge that is begging to be violated.
5. Bend two wrongs to make a right.
6. Scare a murder of crows away with extraordinary music.
7. Focus your aggressive, uncontrollable humor on a mirror forcing it to reveal itself.
8. Take a group of nay sayers and change their minds.
9. Single out an enemy and the rest will fall.
10. Prove it takes only a gadfly to clear a room.
11.
Save someone in anguish and then ask if this person has the knowledge you seek.
12.
Use a gift as a great persuader.
13. (An alternative challenge.) To create a shore for Michael to row his boat up on to.
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12 comments:

  1. Brava Jayne! I just came back from a meeting of American writers and artists on a visit to Assisi, and their last night here, so they were reading their writings and displaying their art... Then I return to your most inspiring segment for today.... I am feeling the power to write again, and now that the exhibit is up and the Gallery is there.... (i just have to make a sign for above the door...) These New York ladies have been coming to Italia for 29 years for rt workshops... next year I will be involved, sicuro! Love your blog bella! ciao L.

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  2. A Long List! And its only Monday.!:)

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  3. Great list! I really laughed at bend two wrongs to make a right.

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  4. so very cool. love it (and the new header as well)

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  5. Jayne: your blogs are visually stunning, inovative and though provoking. I will enjoy exploring your books. They are fascinating. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your list is inspiring. I have work to do.

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  6. Hi Jayne! I think I've done all but #'s 7 and 13. Had to do some deep thinking but yeah...sounds about right. And I really like the header work :)

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  7. Lisa, so happy to hear from you, I will write to you on a more private venue.

    Tony, Sarah, Brian... glad you stopped by1

    Ronda, Thanks for the wonderful words.

    Subby, Would you please slow down? You're ahead of everyone!

    LC...OKay.....

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  8. Jayne, sorry but I'm hyper-mimnded-LOL! No, really! And I just used the shovel on the snake...no matches...hey! it was a copperhead!

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  9. Good night! Your impossible list has made my brain swerve and the purple lettering has made my left eye twitch and collapsed my hornpipple gorn-pllloff. Still, there are some mighty fine ideas in there...

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  10. Got it. Wow. Love the color in the words. You are amazing every day. every day. L

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