Rediscovered Gems

We all like to be organised to some degree, I believe.

Sometime ago, I re-organised one of my bookcases. This particular one is in what I like to call my ‘Escape Room.’ It is where I do my Watercolour Sketches; Oil paintings; read, write my speeches do my photographic editing and meditate, hence the word ‘escape…’

The bookcase is 1.83 metres (6 feet) high and contains Art magazines, books on theoretical Art; Photography; Public Speaking; Art ‘How To’; Religion; Leadership; Communication; Writing; Thinking and a smattering of other subjects.

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Over time and especially last year when I had 4 committee/leadership positions across two organisations as well as everything else I was involved in, the bookcase became rather disorganised through tiredness which led to a lack of discipline on my part i.e. not returning the books to the appropriate sections. Am hoping that I am not the only one that this happens to…

Recently, I decided it was ’time to re-organise again’ and given that I have divested myself of all those roles I am now reading more again and am enjoying increased time on other enjoyable things like Sketching, Painting and Poetry.

Whilst re-organising the shelves I was able to re-acquaint myself with books that either I had:

  • not looked at in a long time
  • or forgotten about

It is indeed amazing what we have on our bookshelves. Rediscovered gems.

As I look across there now I see titles that I cannot wait to get my hands on again. So much to read, so much to inspire.

I can ‘hear them calling me now…’

Written by David Johnson
July 2020
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3 thoughts on “Rediscovered Gems

  1. That’s pretty good decision .Rediscovering Gems means you will be sharing a few ornaments made out of those rare gems.Eagerly waiting for it.Thanks for sharing.Take care.🌹👍🙏

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