There are but many ways to use the word ‘surface’ and my first thought was to write about my current dilemma with computers but then my mind wandered into other areas and since I love to read and contemplate what is meant by various quotes from other people – I decided to see what others may have said in the past as regards today’s word prompt “Surface.”
“You see a child play, and it is so close to seeing an artist paint, for in play a child says things without uttering a word. You can see how he solves his problems. You can also see what’s wrong. Young children, especially, have enormous creativity, and whatever’s in them rises to the surface in free play.”
Perhaps we need to leave our inner child out more when we sit down to write.
“Ants are the dominant insects of the world, and they’ve had great impact on habitats all over the land surface of the world for more than 50 million years.”
It is the small things that count in this world today. We just have to open our eyes and look around us.
“In science there are no ‘depths’; there is surface everywhere.”
Instead of looking too deep within ourselves for answers when writing, we should just slightly scratch the surface and run with the first thought that pops into our head.
“Nobody can take those footsteps I made on the surface of the moon away from me.”
Once we create our own story, blog, poem, or whatever, it is ours forever.
“Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience, a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.”
It is this small voice that keeps us honest in our writings – we look forward to this small voice of reasoning to rear its head and shout when we may be heading in the wrong direction.
“Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.”
Checking and rechecking our facts and such before hitting that “Publish” button is sort of our confession of errors. Only by being satisfied with what we have written will we feel comfortable publishing same for others to read.
“Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.”
Last but not least and my favorite mainly because lately, this is me – all quiet and calm on the surface, but paddling like the dickens underneath!