The write stuff

After a lifetime career as a travel editor, I was prepared to enjoy semi-retirement as a freelance travel writer (how else?). My upcoming cruise from Brooklyn to Southampton, England, sailing around the British Isles and returning to Brooklyn, seemed worthy of an article, so I wrote a proposal to the editor of a popular travel magazine and got a quick response.

“Thanks for writing,” he said. “Your transatlantic British Isles circumnavigation sounds like a wonderful opportunity. I’d be interested in a story . . . but that’s a lot of days to condense into some 2,400 words max. What do you think?” 

Of course that was just what I wanted to hear, and when I returned from the cruise last October, I set to work to write the story he had commissioned—although 2,400 words seemed a bit overwhelming! I was used to relying on Christian Science, and I recognized that I reflect divine intelligence, and ideas are limitless. On the very first page of the first chapter of Science and Health, Mary Baker Eddy says: “Thoughts unspoken are not unknown to the divine Mind. Desire is prayer; and no loss can occur from trusting God with our desires, that they may be moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds.” 

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