Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

I still wasn’t sure exactly what form the painting would take. But I did know how I should begin. Those first steps—which brush to use, what color, the direction of the first stroke—had come to me out of nowhere: they had gained a foothold in my mind and, bit by bit, taken on a tangible reality of their own. I loved this process.

~ Haruki Murakami, Killing Commendatore: A Novel.  (Knopf, October 9, 2018)

Photo: cnd.ha (via Your Eyes Blaze Out)


  1. Knowing how to begin…often the toughest part.

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  2. it’s all about the process and not the product, this is what i teach the kinders

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  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Early Monday morning peace and quiet … makes on think about beginnings!!
    The first steps towards anything!!

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  4. Be prepared … and then go for it with abandon. That’s my take on this 😎

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  5. You, and Murakami, make a monday sound so inspirational!
    I’m sitting here with half a bottle of wine, a fat Barbacoa burrito, a jar of dill pickles, and hot sauce. Today was like a messy friday after two weeks with no weekend in between.

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  6. So far, it looks like something I could do. 😉

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