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// Saturday, July 31, 2010

Today's Tendril...

Creativity isn't about formula; it's about formulation — turning the intangible machinations of the mind into a form that can be consumed by others.

Alternate Version
Creativity isn't about formula; it's about formulation — turning the intangible machinations of a restless mind into something—anything—that can be appreciated or criticized by others.

Dedicated to my Notebook Brother.

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// Monday, July 26, 2010

Today's Tendril...

Patience, like praying, isn't a gift. It's a discipline — and requires diligence, mindfulness, and practice.

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// Sunday, July 25, 2010

Today's Tendril...

The "best of times" are those moments that are deliberately experienced in the evolving dynamic of the ever present now.

Alternate Version
To make the "best of times" more than mere moments relived in hindsight, longing, and reflective fondness, embrace the tendrils of the ever present now—and then extend them; turn existence into purpose.

For nothing can be remembered, until it is lived.

 
About

This TT originally published on 2010.07.24 to my now retired Tags and Tendrils Twitter account.

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// Friday, July 16, 2010

Just One Word

Just One Word (c) Copyright 2010 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com
 
Soundtrack

If JOW had a soundtrack, then it would have two sides:
  1. In Your Face! - The Devin Townsend Band's "Storm," from Accelerated Evolution
  2. Settle Down and Think - Celldweller's "Adrift on Celestial Seas (Beta Cessions 01) Original iPhone Recording," from Soundtrack For The Voices In My Head Vol. 02 (Chapter 01) (Deluxe)
Celldweller (Klay Scott) and Devin Townsend are two of my favorite artists.

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// Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Dream that is You

A Dream that is You (c) Copyright 2010 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com
 
About

A true story.

Made for, and dedicated to, my wife.

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Today's Tendril...

Many believe that dreams are lassoed from the wild plains of reality.

Isn't it better to believe that the opposite were true?

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// Thursday, July 08, 2010

Life Lessons: Bowling

  • Follow your dot.
  • The arrows don't lie.
  • It's better to hit the pocket than to throw a rocket.
  • Bowling with bumpers is a metaphor for having a safety net in life.
  • The 7-10 split is also known as "Devil's Horns." Good versus evil extends to all aspects of reality.
  • Bowling with your family is hit and miss.
  • Bowling etiquette should be carried into other lanes of life.
  • This is what happens when you throw a lot of strikes in a row: You forget how to throw a spare.
  • Just because it looks good going down the alley doesn't mean it'll amount to much.
  • Smooth and easy wins the game.
  • Cosmic bowling may be confusing and disorienting, but the pins, the lanes, the balls, and the rules don't change.
  • Everyone throws a strike once in a while. Enjoy the moment, but then get on with the game.
  • Approach and follow-through are more important than velocity.
  • Bowling a perfect game, making a 7-10 split, or executing a great trick shot is a matter of practice, persistence, and perseverance.
  • Whether you prefer traditional bowling, duckpin bowling, or candlestick bowling, the objectives are the same: Stay out of the gutter, knock down as many pins as you can, and get the highest score possible.
 
About

Written at a bowling alley, between frames and between games.

Dedicated to Monk.

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// Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Today's Tendril...

Too often, faith is treated like the interior of a home — decorated to suit one's taste and filled with bric-a-brac and knick-knacks.

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// Monday, July 05, 2010

Said an Angel...

Said an angel in a dream–

Let one demon through the door,
     soon will follow many more.

Let temptation plead its case,
     and you'll not win the sinner's race.

When I woke,
    I looked and screamed,
        'cause in my bed
        the Devil said,
          "You, my friend, are what you dreamed."

© Copyright 2010 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

This text composition is a work of fiction. Names, places, institutions, events, incidents, characters, persons, locations, and/or organizations either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Full Creative Writing Disclaimer.

At the Crossing of I

At the Crossing of I (c) Copyright 2010 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com
 
At the Crossing of I (poem) - A Companion Tendril (c) Copyright 2010 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com
 
Soundtrack

At a certain point during the development of AtCoI, I envisioned it as the coat of arms on a knight's shield. The knight, of course, was engaged in a life-or-death struggle on a fog covered battlefield. (Of course.)

If that little scene in my head had a soundtrack, then it would be Dragonforce's "Through the Fire and Flames," from their album Inhuman Rampage.

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// Sunday, July 04, 2010

Today's Tendril...

The "straight and narrow" doesn't have crooked lines, though it does have many circles.
 
Straight and Narrow - companion image to the Todays Tendril... posted on 2010.07.04 (c) Copyright 2010 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com

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// Saturday, July 03, 2010

Today's Tendril...

Sometimes our beliefs must be stepped on before we stop treating them like doormats.

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// Friday, July 02, 2010

Today's Tendril...

A moral girdle is easily removed, thus revealing the sausage of the soul.

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