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Rainbows of Happiness
9/9/2010 1:51:33 AM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

Some deep frustrations in life are thankfully counterbalanced by pleasant surprises.

August 29, 2010

Dear Readers:

I woke up this morning, despondent over the second car accident within six weeks. The first totaled my car, the second made a dent in my new vehicle not yet a month old. Neither one was my fault. It seemed that providence was plucking the feathers in my cap faster than Government has been taxing me nowadays.

As I sat brooding over the mishaps in my life, despondence took over, like a dark cloud.  I resorted to my e-mail that, I am ashamed to admit, has become my morning prayer. I sank into it like an addict into alcohol, trying to smother worries with a shot of messages. Well, this morning it was worth it.

There was a short message from the publisher to whom I had sent the article, “A Skinny Feast.” The requirement was for a 300-word essay about cooking adventures. The very cornerstone of my writing career was laid down with “Cooking a Chicken in a Teapot,” followed by similar “creative” experiences, so the subject appealed to me. I remembered having written a similar piece that I had thrown into my slush pile. I fished it out and rejuvenated it before sending on.

Lo and behold, right when I needed a booster to prevent me from suicidal thoughts, came the much coveted letter from the publisher. My piece was accepted for publication!

A little sunshine slipped in through the dark cloud, dispersing my morbid thoughts, even though the dent in the car is still a capital problem. This is the second story this year that has been saved from my slush pile. It looks like my discards have turned into an investment fund, appreciating in value in time.

I never suspected that, besides warming the soul, one of the many beneficial sidelines of teasing the muses is being rewarded with rainbows of happiness.

Mary Terzian

P.S. This week the article is posted at Click on blog. It will also be archived there.


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More Blogs by Mary Terzian
• Politically Homeless - Thursday, July 30, 2015
• Which language first? - Monday, May 05, 2014
• Hacked but triumphant - Tuesday, January 28, 2014
• Can you Trust your Repairman - Wednesday, September 25, 2013
• Quo Vadis America? - Thursday, August 22, 2013
• Soothing wounds after identity theft - Monday, August 05, 2013
• A very insecure security key - Sunday, January 20, 2013
• 2012 in review - Wednesday, January 02, 2013
• In the Fall of Life - Monday, December 17, 2012
• In the Fall of Life - Monday, December 17, 2012
• Terzian is Winner of Dan Poybnter's 2012 E-book Award in multicultural nonfiction - Saturday, July 14, 2012
• Excerpt from "The Immigrants' Daughter" posted on Australian Website - Tuesday, May 01, 2012
• Chasing the silver linings in my clouds - Monday, March 05, 2012
• Review of 2011 - Wednesday, December 28, 2011
• Thrilling messages - Friday, October 28, 2011
• The Impact of Published Articles on the Writer's Mood. - Wednesday, March 16, 2011
• Ponderings, After Knee Repair - Wednesday, January 26, 2011
• Vacationing joy - Saturday, December 04, 2010
•  Rainbows of Happiness - Thursday, September 09, 2010  
• The communication tsunami - Monday, August 23, 2010
• Alternative hobbies - Sunday, June 20, 2010
• Book Club Meeting - Saturday, April 24, 2010
• Writers' Mood Swings - Saturday, March 27, 2010
• Ethnicity at Risk - Saturday, February 13, 2010
• Web addiction - Wednesday, October 21, 2009
• News - Saturday, July 11, 2009
• Author fulfillment - Monday, April 06, 2009
• Impressions from a trip to India - Tuesday, February 03, 2009
• Stretching the Comfort Zone - Tuesday, October 21, 2008
• Interview - Shobhan Bantwal - Thursday, October 09, 2008
• Traveling abroad - Tuesday, July 22, 2008
• Time to Write - Wednesday, May 28, 2008

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