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Boomer’s Ramblings “The Angel Inside”

So I realize it has been a while since I have been in here. In my own defense, I have said this before. Most of the ideas I get come to me at work. Once I am home I feel like that kid Henry in that baseball movie “Rookie of the Year”.  You know the point where he falls down and his arm strength disappears as strangely as it came, and that big guy at the plate is yelling at him, “you got nothing”. Any way that is why I haven’t been here.

I have been doing a lot of reading lately. I want, er, am going to be a writer, and they say that great writers read. So I have been doing plenty of that. The book “The Angel Inside” is an inspirational story of a young man on vacation in Italy and the man he meets. A man that sees his frustration with life, and his need for inspiration. It is the story of Michelangelo, Il Gigante, and creating beauty and power.

The author Chris Widener put quotes at the beginning of each chapter. I felt they were worthy putting in here.

Chapter one: Finding the angel inside of you. “Every person has the tremendous capacity to be both king and warrior, a person of value and a person of accomplishment- of beauty and power.”

Chapter two: The power of following your passion. “There comes a time in every person’s life when they must decide whether they will follow what they want for their life, or what someone else wants for their life.”

Chapter three: Being confident in your strength. “If you are to be successful, you must find self-confidence in the things you do well, and then pursue them.”

Chapter four: Beauty through details. “The masters, the ones who succeeded tremendously and set the standard for others, are those who master the details.”

Chapter five: Your hand creates what your mind conceives. “Our worlds are created through the synchronization of the creative brilliance of the mind and the diligent steadiness of the hand.”

Chapter six: The importance of planning and preparation. “The lesson is not to move too fast. Fast enough to get where you want to be, but slow enough to do it right the first time.”

Chapter seven: All accomplishment starts with one swift action. “Action is the beginning of accomplishment. Without it, you have only wasted dreams and good intentions.”

Chapter eight: Embracing the stages of chipping, sculpting, sanding, and polishing. “We must go through the same progression. Chip away what doesn’t belong, sculpt our lives and give them form through the people we associate with and the information we take in, allow the rough spots of our lives be sanded away through adversity and suffering, and then only then, are we ready to be polished and let our power and beauty show in all of it’s glory.”

Chapter nine: Being content: Sometimes success takes years. “Sometimes success just takes years, it takes methodical action over time.”

Chapter ten: No one starts with the Sistine Chapel. “Live your life and do your work in the embodiment of excellence,and all the opportunities will flow your way. People cannot, they will not turn an eye away from excellence.”

The book was a mind opening experience and I would like to thank Chris Widener for his insight and wisdom.

About Bigboomer

Hello, first of all I would like to thank you for visiting my blogsite. I am going to tell you a little about me. My name is Ray, I started writing back in high school. Every once in a while I would come up with a few ideas and would write them down. Most of which became poems others became short stories. Some of my inspirations are of the heart, some of them come from the thoughts of the day. You will see, as you browse threw my site my poetry is about as diverse as you can get. I hope that as you read them some will have you thinking of love, while others will make you feel sorrow. I would like some of them to set you off to an adventure. Finally, I have some poems that may make you hungry. I do have some inspirations that just plane turn into ramblings or rants as, if you read in here, you will see. I have managed to get two books published so far, the first one is titled Pathways, it may be found at xlibris.com/RayBohdan.html. there you can view a couple of excerpts form the book. The second book is Mingling Hues of My Mind it is at publish America A little bit more about me. I am fifty-one years old I have three children, Rainney, Elisa, and Anthony and two well, actually, three grandchildren Raeanne Marie, Graycee, and Amaya. I guess I could go on, but then I am afraid this will come out sounding like a dating profile. Part of my site will be dedicated to my poetry, I plan to break it down into different sections and organize it by type/style. Another section of this site will be dedicated to my blog it will be about my rants/thoughts of the day. These will vary from political, to personal, to comical. I will talk about most anything and everything that I feel may be of interest to someone. I also will devote a section to some of my favorite recipes with hints on how to capture his/her heart by winning their stomach. My favorite foods are Italian and Mexican, but this section will not be limited to those two types. I do believe however, that the most important part of my site will be the dedication pages. These will be to memorialize special loved ones and friends, as well as thank those that have made purchases of my afore-mentioned book. This is exactly what you think it is. A way for me to sell my self as a writer. Publicly get my words and thoughts out into the world. Please believe me when I say that this in no way demeans or diminishes my passions for the people and the love of which I have written, and will continue to write. I trust that once you read my poems you will feel the love i have felt, the pains I have been through, and the joys of life itself. Once again I thank you for stopping by please enjoy.


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