Saturday, October 6, 2012

Pursuing Action

Let the beauty we love be what we do.




Rumi

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Hello Rose

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Action is the secret of life. I love being an actor. I may never get a chance to do it again, but I was an actor for 45+ years. I guess that's good enough. What is an actor? An actor is one who does something. Don't let the crossword puzzles fool you. We do not go out on the stage and "emote."



I love music. Music is not only the so-called "universal language," it is much more than that. It goes to places language can't reach. The more I hear the more I understand.



I love to read. My books are on philosophy, history, religion, science and cultural matters. People in my past have scorned and doubted me for my reading. "After all how could a simple actor with no education possibly be interested in all those esoteric subjects. He must be putting on airs to impress us."



I love to write. I've written two novels and flock of short stories. I've also written 1,899 issues of Vagabond Journeys, most of which still exist. I may be stopping that soon.



I love to draw and paint. I love to see the work of other artists. I want to be invited into an artists world as the never ending search for beauty takes place.



I pursue happiness, I pursue beauty and I pursue perfection. I may never really achieve any of those dreams, but if I don't pursue them there is no point to life. To pursue, to discover and to share, those are the great activities of life, the actions of life.



That's what I love and that's what I do.



Dana Bate - Vagabond Journeys

No. 1,899

Never Give Up

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3 comments:

Ken Riches said...

It is wonderful to be able to do things you love to do. That is all any of us can aspire to.

Rose~* said...

. . . and I am so glad that you have shared your interests with your readers. (((HUGS)))

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