My long-time blogging friend is the first guest host of #WQWWC. This week’s topic, “New Beginnings” has many facets, your life, your goals, a new year full of promise.

Autty shared a beautifully illustrated raw and vulnerable story of her life and her hopes for the future. Share what matters to you using quotes that reflect the meanings you choose to highlight in “New Beginnings.


A Day in the Brine

For a long stretch of time, I nuzzled through the moon-bathed Past like a mud-caked armadillo. Without thought, an armored little automaton, I snouted through nests of blaspheme vine and toppled barbed-wire fences, scrabbled about pale, mortuous spines of driftwood, and plashed into oiling, mist-cloaked swamps.

It seems my mind went on pause sometime shortly before she died.

“My characters are drifters and searchers and they look for something. The journey is a state of mind for them.” -Wim Wenders

Something wound round me, protective, choking, like a strangler fig. A pinhole sparked through the muscled arms of roots, providing a strange, light-and-shadow-view of the world.

The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” -John Milton

I always loved dead and withered things. The the smell of sun-baked bones and the exhaust of moldered leaves glinting like tar…

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6 responses to “The Journey is a State of Mind: Guest Hosting for #WQWWC #5 New Beginnings”

  1. Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections Avatar

    Hi Marsha. If you recall, you gave me some ideas of my walks aligning with your topics. Thanks as this is the first application. Several weeks ago I wrote a beach walk about Dawn, which fits the theme. I invite your readers to stop by and comment. … (I will also post this on the guest host’s post)

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Frank. Yes, I did send you the list of topics I thought would work for your to host. Email me at if you would like me to write your name next to some of the weeks. My page has a list of all the topics including the names of the guest hosts.

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      1. Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections Avatar

        Thanks, Marsha. You should have an email. By the way, could you check with the current host because I fear my comment has gone to her Spam folder because it has yet to appear.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I will definitely check, Frank.

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  2. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    A lovely share, Marsha.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you Robbie. If you get a chance, play along!


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