Carry On

I’ll be away for a week or maybe more getting myself a new knee. Carry on in my absence by exploring the archives and finding yourself a topic (there are over 2500 writing prompts to choose from here) and keep writing. Just write!

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

17 thoughts on “Carry On”

  1. Carry on Virginia! Wishes for a very successful knee replacement. Good enough so you couldaudition to be a Rockett (sp?) at Radio City Music Hall. And, most of all, wishes for a speedy recovery. It’s going to be interesting to see how we succeed at forging ahead during your absence.

    1. Don’t be too speedy pressing for recovery; just carry on. Knees are important. Take all the time needed. For some reason the really old song comes to mind: “Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile. What’s the use of worrying? It never was worth while.” And so good luck; carry on; heal soon,

  2. When I was younger I could drink massive amounts of hard liquor, go home to bed, get up the next morning with no hangover and carry on as if nothing happened. I went to work after a night of binge drinking like it was nothing & I FUNCTIONED. It was like it didn’t affect me at all.

    Most people grow out of that drinking and partying stage, but I never did. There just came a point in my thirties where I couldn’t get up and function so well the morning after a night of hard drinking & I couldn’t drink in moderation.

  3. How does she do it? I would have quit long ago, not her. Embarrassing really that she’s had this bum knee all this time and always producing while I’ve only written smart Facebook comments. And a woman, too! Know she’ll be perky as ever on her return and I’ll keep following her light in hopes of inspiration.

  4. Every Monday on the international TV network, MHZ, I watch a series: FRENCH VILLAGE. Time is WWII (fall of France to 1945) and location is Vichy France in the East. It’s intensely focused on several person’s lives and how they live their very complicated lives. One of them is a German SS officer who is in love, in his own way, with the wife of the Mayor – also the village doctor. There are many stories within stories.

    The death of Elie Wiesel urged me to read his masterpiece, NIGHT.

    Hospitalization brought cable into my TV viewing for a few days. By accident I happened on the original version of CABARET with Joel Gray and Liza Minnelli and taking place before and early on during WWII.. I was struck by the intensity of the story behind the story and how what Elie Weisel would have labeled the cabaret lives “delusional hope.” My take on all three of these: history repeats itself. We live right now in delusional hope. On the surface things proceed as “normal” Underneath or behind the scenes a cauldron of violence brews. As Weisel would say: ” NIGHT”.

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