Conversation Agent - Valeria Maltoni - Happy New Year 2009

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Poetry was my first love with writing - I was six when I composed 4 perfect poems on my mother's Olivetti typewriter.

It's beautiful, thank you. I cracked a smile at the "sorry" - it's so you!

Erm, yes. I did. I was in a poetic mood, I guess. I'd just finished "I live among the dead" (it's an affirming bit of work, despite the title!) and then I wrote that one. I was feeling quite positive, early this morning!

No one else participated (the cats were asleep, mostly), no references made to other poems, I didn't even crack open that rarely-used thesaurus of mine! Although my spell-checker did object to a word or two. The one in Firefox, being inadequate at best of times, is direly confused by poetry.

I hoped you would like it. It's for you. :-)

Carolyn Ann

@Derrick - making things happen does not need to be complicated. Maybe decide there are three things you want to accomplish every day. That's your to-do list. The rest is to be.

@Michael - yes, I am printing a copy for my offices as well. It will be a good reminder.

@Ellen - part of it could be the sense of confidence we carry within. Some of us are much harder on ourselves than anyone else could ever be. It pays off to ask yourself whether the self-doubt is justified or to overcome the sense of fear of new things. We're more human for it.

@Katybeth - thank you for the feedback and happy new year to you.

@Ricardo - being helpful works. You probably know that getting ideas done is my preference - that's also why I give so many away here.

@Carolyn Ann - did you write that? Wow!

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