October 11, 1967
Following is a mature bit of truth to be included in my next book in a slightly different form:
The greater the joy within an individual's inner consciousness,
the greater the force of the recharge of thought-energy.
The ecstatic (inner-conflict) man is the most dynamic, the most silent and the most undemonstrative of men.
By ecstatic I mean that rare mental state in which an inspired man is so happily absorved in his concentration he is sometimes practically unaware of much which goes on around him extraneous to his purpose, but is keenly and vitally aware of everything pertaining to his purpose.
Here at Spindrift the fog hangs low, the north buoy moans and the cypress are filled with mist and vitality.
Fair winds.

( Charles Borden, Spindrift, Muir Beach )

There are of course people who know their purpose without doubt. 
Charles Borden seemed one of them. 
Here, his log whilst sailing around the world, recording those publishers to whom he had submitted his writing. 
We would have been nieghbours...

1 comment:

  1. Bonne année, Beth.
    Je vous souhaite le meilleur.