Book began as a sudden thought

By Ellen Wood
Posted 7/18/19

Got pain in your life? That began as a thought. Got pleasure? That too began as a thought and manifested into whatever it is that's making you happy. Every invention started as a thought; every good …

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Got pain in your life? That began as a thought. Got pleasure? That too began as a thought and manifested into whatever it is that's making you happy. Every invention started as a thought; every good (or bad) deed started as a thought.

Where do thoughts originate? Actually, from immeasurable sources, including from subconscious programming or magnetically attracting other similar thoughts through the Law of Attraction.

Sometimes a thought will just "pop into your head," seemingly from nowhere. That's what happened to me one Tuesday morning last September, two months before my 82nd birthday.

I was fixing a snack in the kitchen while my mind was chewing on a sentence in the first draft of Volume 3 of "The Secret Method for Growing Younger." Just then an alternate thought interrupted me with an image of a different book. I clearly saw the title on the cover, "Late Bloomers," and a group of people - including me - on the cover wearing bloomers.

Well, wearing bloomers didn't work out but a book by a group of writers sharing our poetry and short stories did work and it will launch in Taos on July 20 at SOMOS Bookshop. Even though it seemed to come out of the blue, I had actually been thinking strongly for months about a movement that's happening among bloomers and it gave me the second part of the title: The Movement.

In previous generations, among millions, the odd person here and there would be identified as a late bloomer, but today more and more people over 50 are expressing themselves in numerous ways - and it keeps us young and healthy.

"Late Bloomers: The Movement" participants range in age from 57 to 82 and all live in Taos County: Andres Vargas, Maria Teresa Garcia and Kika Vargas of Taos; Laurie Graham Lambert of Red River; and Abigail McElhaney, Deborah Pender Hutchison, Gabrielle Herbertson and myself. The poetry and stories in the book will make you laugh, cry and simply stop and savor the beautiful, touching words.

But "Late Bloomers: The Movement" is more than just a great read. It's also a call to that deep place within you where there's a yearning to express that talent you've hidden all these years. Perhaps their short stories and poems - some fierce and jolting, some down-to-earth and funn -will inspire you to find and express your own voice, no matter how old you are.

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