About Tink

To every tale there is a teller…

Long, long ago, I embarked upon the writer’s pilgrimage.  I had no idea where I was headed or how to get there.  The way has been long and slow.  I have stumbled off the path, fumbled through the darkness, scratched myself on thistles and thorns.  I have sat down and wept in despair of ever reaching my goal.  I have been lost alone in the wilderness, many times.

But recently I chanced upon a guide who gave me a detailed map, and I’ve since met some fellow travellers along the Way.  The days of going around in circles are over.

Yet having a map doesn’t make the mountains disappear.  It won’t stop the wild rivers from standing in my way.  It offers only a little shade from the blazing sun, and none from the blinding rain.  The road is still long, but the destination is now known.

This is a diary of the journey into my writing life.  Companions make the journey easier to burden, and at times, a joy. I hope you’ll come along and stick it out with me.

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.


11 Responses to About Tink

  1. Pingback: The Long Slow Road | talesbytink

  2. Tom Lucas says:

    Thanks for the follow! And your comments!! Following back!!!

    Sorry for all of the exclamation points. I have had a lot of coffee this morning.

  3. milliethom says:

    Hello again, Tink. I’m not sure whether or not you’ve seen my message above. If you’ve been trying to contact me and failed, it’s due to my mistake. I’ve left a space between millie and thom on my email address. There shouldn’t be one! Many apologies. I need typing lessons, amongst other things . . .

  4. milliethom says:

    I have nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award. Your blog is warm and friendly as well as interesting. There is a logo you can put on your blog and a suggestion to do a post about it,if you like. I believe this is just something that bloggers do to recognise blogs they like. Please let me know if you accept so I can get things over to you.

    • talesbytink says:

      Hi Millie,
      that is very nice of you to do that! I would be happy to accept your nomination, and thank you for saying that about my blog. My only hesitation is my technospasticity but it’s probably just a simple thing and not a bad thing to learn. Thank you very much!

      • milliethom says:

        I’m so pleased you’ve accepted, Tink. I meant what I said about your blog, too. And I appreciate how you feel about ‘technospasticity’. (What a great word!) I’m almost positive you can’t be as bad as me, so I’m sure you’ll cope. The procedure now is to email me at millie_thom@hotmail.com and I’ll email you back with the logo/badge to display on your blog, if you like. You can also then write Seven Lovely Things about yourself and nominate other blogs you like. I’ll explain more in the email. Hope to hear from you soon.

  5. Vidhya says:

    I am thankful for all that I went through. I am strong today. More importantly, I can be compassionate with others. There is no spiritual evolution without profound suffering. Nobody got enlightened dancing in a pub ! There is a very deep evolutionary science in suffering . If we can see that, as you have done, it’s wonderful – Butterfly out of caterpillar !

    • talesbytink says:

      Yes, these trials are blessings, and I am grateful for what life has given me. I see that people time and time again have the same realisation… there is nothing more liberating than the gratitude that comes with self responsibility.

  6. Pat says:

    Thank you for this picture of the beginning of your journey. I look forward to the places where our paths might intersect.

    • talesbytink says:

      Thank you Pat. I had wondered if it was too obtuse or abstract a description as people seem to want to know a person rather than an idea. I personally would rather reveal myself through my posts. This was the truth of how I felt when I started the blog… I think I may update it but I think the spiritual/mystical language and tone will stay. For me writing is very much about revealing the workings of the spirit, both personally and of it in general, however that may form itself in the Zeitgeist.

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