Humility brings in heavenly light, let naught one stand before an empty mirror, for they naught even cast their own shadow. For no glory will be found in their deeds. For what is our value if we show none to another, be true to thine self in thought and deed... ~Lily of Lough Neagh~
Do you wish to rise, begin by descending (Saint Augustine)
Do you wish to be great, then begin by being ( Saint Augustine)
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. ~Herman Melville~
I want to show my admiration for all the wonderful writers here, they have truly been an inspiration to me. Many have given me advice, pointed out word errors, and told me to exercise patience which is most appreciated.
Every single one of my writer friends write original poetry, prose, and poems including their stories. This is most enlightening and humbling to me. I also write originality which shows that each and everyone of us has marvelous vision and talent.
This is a story of sorts, but one many should read. Perhaps it will enlighten those who steal our ideas...
However :) Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. ~Charles Caleb Colton~ (But I don't think that is their intent. However, isn't our own inner happiness and humble soul which is most important?)
“Picasso had a saying. He said ‘Good artists copy, great artists steal.’ And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas. ~Steve Jobs~
I have been quite fortunate to have such wonderful readers and authors who follow me. Thank you,
Love and much Light,
Lily of Lough Neagh