Engleza de joi/ Steward

Steward = someone who looks after something and protects it.

“Tell the whole truth. Don’t be lazy, don’t be afraid. Close the critic out when you are drafting something new. Take chances in the interest of clarity of emotion.
Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Work regular hours.”
Jane Kenyon


Art by Eugene Lushpin.

She is primarily a teacher of English. Also her mind is lured by goodies like finance, economics, interest rates, the stock market, as she has a hankering for how the money is made. Nevertheless she is a dreamer on a cloud...As dreams cost nothing... In ordinary days she is a word-weaver for everything and everything that breathes. In the best of days she just follows the seasons by means of bike, skis, or roller-skates. She is grateful to all colors of the world and to people who read, smile and drop a line here, or on her email. Contributing author at Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, Spillwords.com, Medium.com, My Trending Stories and Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective.

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9 comments on “Engleza de joi/ Steward
  1. alexankarr1 says:

    I don’t think I agree with it all, but it’s gracefully put.

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  2. grumpytyke says:

    I learned the sense of many of those snippets of advice rather late but sufficient of them early thanks to my grandmother – she probably took it from somewhere but “If you tell the truth you do not have to remember what you said” was a guide from an early age. I almost never answer the phone and I’ve always avoided too much noise but closing out the critic and taking chances came later. Have I been a good steward of my gifts? I think so; I hope so.

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    • Iulia Halatz says:

      I have had my share of snippets of advice which I took for granted in the stubborn years of my youth. My grandmother always said to me “Be wise, smart is never enough” 💚 My father’s strongest piece was “Do not squander time”. And in relation to this, “disorganized people lose half their lives looking for lost things”.
      So, I am still trying at bettering myself 🙂


  3. What an exquisitely beautiful painting that illustrates this post.

    I imagine it’s of a Paris street scene, isn’t it?

    It’s seeing paintings like these that makes me long to visit Paris.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. chevvy8 says:

    What wonderful words in the quote. As usual, I am always enthralled by the amazing artwork you post. Thank you Julia!❤️

    Liked by 1 person

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