FAME AND FORTUNE

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A few words about me as a writer and what I get from it.

FAME AND FORTUNE

BY JOHN ROSS HART

 

I am not a famous writer.Maybe I will be, someday.Maybe someone will "discover" me.Maybe fame will come after my passing.

But then, maybe not.

Do I care if I'm famous?Not really.Sure, the money would be nice.I'm not rich and I am always in debt.But would I like being exposed in a "glass house" environment, with paparazzi following me around?No!

Fame comes at a price.It took over 60 years to calm my anxiety.I don't need a new stress.And, I don't need to receive worship or threats from nut cases who don't know the real me.

I just want to enjoy a quiet life at home with family, a nice dinner out on occasion, a ballgame, maybe just a good book.

Most of my work has been published and I've made a few bucks.It's nice that people read my work and I really do appreciate the comments.

My grandmother on my dad's side, Margareth Dagmar Larsen Hart, wrote poetry and though some of it was published, most was not.I have her unpublished works, some excellently written, in storage.  One was used as a wedding announcement for Laury and I.

Grandma also painted, was a talented photographer, and played the piano.My dad had these skills, but never really took the time to utilize them.    I was heavily involved in photography during my single years, have done some artwork, and I do play the guitar.

Writing is my best talent.It's also my best form of communication.What I can't explain vocally is clarified through my writing.    It has elevated me, it has saved me, it has made my point clear.

If you have read my work, you've laughed, you've cried, you've agreed, you've disagreed, you've learned something, or maybe I brought some clarity.I have shared stories, history, emotions, food, even some sex.

Some of my work is good.Some are not.

To put it in simple terms, I like to write when the mood suits me and my mind is ripe to create.I am always willing to share my thoughts and hope you will enjoy them.If not, well that's okay too.

As for fame, well if it happens, I am sure I can deal with it.But right now, a Perrier on-the-rocks and a good book is just what I need.

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Submitted: April 14, 2021

© Copyright 2021 John Ross Hart. All rights reserved.

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GilbertZenner

I really enjoyed reading your touching autobiographical words. You are such an interesting person and I love how simply and honestly you write about yourself.

Tue, July 20th, 2021 7:42pm

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