Twitter occasionally sends me something good.
Today I received a quote from Osho, who is a very interesting and entertaining man. I use the present tense even though he is dead. There's no problem being interesting, entertaining and dead all at once as far as I'm concerned. That's what us writers are all about.
Osho wasn't a writer, he said stuff which someone wrote down and produced loads of books from. One of my favourites is "Compassion" which includes a rather off putting (at first) dvd of the great man sitting in a big chair talking sibilantly through his beard. Once you get used to him, he's fine. He does take a bit of getting used to, though.
In "Compassion" he tells me that the basis of all love is love for oneself. This is not what I was taught at school.
Today's quote involved Zen. "It does not argue, it simply sings its own song."
That's what I want to do, sing my own song.
Anyway, check Osho out on You Tube if you haven't already. Then read all his books.
Another, less bearded and much more immediately agreeable man who also has a lot of good sense and inspirational wisdom to impart is my friend Christian Pankhurst. He's not dead, on the contrary he's very much alive and you can get free live access to him by clicking this link: