The Advantages of 5am

“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.”

MING-DAO DENG, Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony

Day 6 of 3650-September 26


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The clouds have no intention of giving up so easily! After a bright moon night, the morning is all shades of gray. The weather bureau though says next few days are going to be bright and sunny after this fog/cloud dissipates. The fight between day and night continues on Earth as in the mind.

Why Write If You are not going to be Published?

English: Caricature of British novelist W. Som...
English: Caricature of British novelist W. Somerset Maugham (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Portrait of William Somerset Maugham
Portrait of William Somerset Maugham (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As a writer, reading the following lines from The Moon and Sixpence gave me some solace:

“The moral I draw is that the writer should seek his reward in the pleasure of his work and in release from the burden of his thoughts; and, indifferent to aught else, care nothing for praise or censure, failure or success.”—W Somerset Maugham