“One must first of all endure.”

‘There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.’

One must first of all endure.

– Ernest Hemingway, the “master writer”

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Must have been talking about the writing journey.

… or perhaps Nelson Mandela

“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain-top of our desires.”
– Nelson Mandela

from  https://mandelamadiba.wordpress.com/2013/12/

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…or perhaps “the master writer” was simply talking about life’s journey!

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www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

MANdela (first trip to London 1962)

www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

Ayrton Senna with his winner's garland, British Formula Ford 2000 Championship, Oulton Park, March 27, 1982

from http://www.ayrtonsennadasilva.wordpress.com

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“Life is queer with its twists and turns…”

and www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

“One must first of all, endure”

– Ernest Hemingway

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

“The essence of good writing is simplicity.”

“The essence of good writing is simplicity.”

– Ernest Hemingway

from

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http://www.amazon.com/WRITERS-WRITING-Thoughts-Writing-Journey-ebook/dp/B00ZONL4RG/

and

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http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Journey-story-journey-travelled-ebook/dp/B010KB4LUS

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

“There are only three sports: bullfighting, mountain climbing and motor racing; all the rest are merely games.”

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“There are only three sports: bullfighting, mountain climbing and motor racing; all the rest are merely games.”

ayrton-the-very-limit-uk-1983from

https://ayrtonsennadasilva.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/time-after-time-we-are-forced-to-wonder-why-one-great-talent-succeeds-and-another-still-greater-talent-falls-short-the-reason-is-not-the-mere-will-to-win-rather-i/

and http://www.hemingwaymeetssenna.wordpress.com

Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

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“Arise and shine sunshine” from https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2015/06/02/if-you-want-to-change-the-world-make-your-bed-properly-start-the-day-right/

“But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”

“But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”
― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

 from 

“Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories (a Picture book)”

published today at

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YA1BPGS (Kindle e-book)

and at

 http://www.amazon.com/Bismarck-Dorsetshire-Memories-Picture-Book/dp/1512380776    (paperback)

Also there are text versions of my dad’s book Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YD3TV4G (the latest version)

and

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Bismarck%2C+Dorsetshire+and+Memories+&rh=n%3A133140011%2Ck%3ABismarck%5Cc+Dorsetshire+and+Memories+

and http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Bismarck%2C%20Dorsetshire%20and%20Memories%20(a%20Picture%20book

(as this “total non-techno wally” daily learns more about the publishing process)

Bismarck cover

from http://www.bismarckdorsetshireandmemories.wordpress.com

picture from https://sunriseindustries.wordpress.com/

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write and publish ” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://goo.gl/vTpjk (and/or http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock)

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE (paperbacks)

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

picture from http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com and http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

“One must first of all endure.”

“One must first of all endure.”

“One must first of all endure.”
– Ernest Hemingway

from https://hemingwaythoughts.wordpress.com/

http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com
www.creativewritingcourse.blogtown.co.nz
and www.craigswritingarticles.wordpress.com

picture from

https://climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

PS: This (endurance and persistence) also mirrors the themes of my personal journey and writings… though definitely without the quality of the “master writer”.

Still…

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”

― Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

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