Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

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Ah the Golden Hour!  In photography, it’s that magic window of time that occurs about an hour after sunrise or an hour before sunset, where everything is in shades of gold, brilliantly lit with silhouettes who magically appear like whispers on the horizon and where dark characters are outlined by light. In writing, well…..not so much.

I find in writing,the Golden Hour is like trying to corral these three precious dogs!  You’ve got your dog Inspiration, the dog that is always super excited, chomping at the bit, and raring to go.  You’ve got the wandering dog, Time.  She  is the rascally one that always tries to get away from you, and then you’ve got Substance (sometimes who answers to the name Results) the dog that is actually your prized purebred, your show pony if you will–the one you hope will make you known.

But in the subdivision known only as Reality Bites, Inspiration always seems to get pushed out of the way by Time, the one who constantly demands you chase after her, so you’ll be forced to ignore the other two.  But once in a golden sunset, Time will behave, and Inspiration will sit on your lap for a while, and when that happens, your shy, enigmatic, and often elusive dog Substance will finally make an appearance.

And for once, all is WRITE in your world.

“Is life not a hundred times too short for us to stifle ourselves?” — Friedrick Nietzsche

“When asked, ‘How do you write?’
I invariably answer, ‘one word at a time.’” — Stephen King

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” — Agatha Christie

 

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About Liz Gray

Loves to write! Writes at: http://u2areloved.com (Just a Jesus Girl who is also inspired by the music of U2) http://lizlogic.wordpress.com (Life is complicated; then there's Liz) http://writersreflect.com (This writer's journey; what's your story?)

3 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour”

  1. Dina says :

    GREAT post, Liz. I love dogs too, the golden hour, writing and now I’ve pinched your excellent quotes!
    Love from Norway
    Dina
    🙂

    • Liz Gray says :

      So nice to meet you Dina! Thanks so much! I would love to see Norway someday! Welcome!

      • Dina says :

        Nice to meet you too! 🙂 Thanks a lot for your visit and kind words, you made my day! Happy weekend, Liz! I’m off to the summer house on the island again and will be offline. I do hope you will come and see beautiful Norway one day…

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