My friend Laura tagged me in a blog challenge; three quotes in three days. I accepted that challenge, noting that it would definitely take me more than three days, to which she didn’t object. I love a friend who is flexible, hee hee.
Since then, I’ve spent time with my kids and grandkids, pondered the first Father’s Day without my dad, but my son-in-law is now a parent. Life evolves; from relatives to quilt-making techniques to books.
Oh yeah, books, The Hawk, ahem…. I can’t recall what I was last reading in that story, it has been that many days away. Yet my sister is recovering well, I have hordes of new family photographs, including a shot of Dad stuck away in a box of ancient personal treasures. I don’t know when this picture was taken, other than sometime in the 1980s. I probably took it, but why? That I will never know.
But I am still hoping to get back to writing sometime next month. Today’s quote is clearly tied into The Hawk, even if I found the quote after the writing began. GK Chesterton’s words solidified Sam Ahern and Seth Gordon’s experiences in Korea, and I have these words on an index card on my desk, always in view: The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
I can’t tell you where and when I found that quote, a moment as lost as when I snapped the picture of Dad. But I will say those words cleared up a great deal within my mind for Sam and Seth, who went to Korea for very different reasons. Now I just need to expand upon those purposes, one chapter at a time.
But first, some revising, or rather refreshing this author of that story, those reasons, that purpose. The purpose of The Hawk is…. Ahhh, well, that I won’t give away, in no small part because I am still discovering that purpose myself. But when I’m pointed in the right direction, smooth sailing exists. Now to just squirrel away the time to write; it’s coming, of that I am certain!