Letters to Tom — Strong Pull

Dear Tom:

A dear friend, in response to yesterday’s post, sent me 22 contemplations for 2011 ending with ‘What is my theme for 2011.” Now her contemplations are a little too west coast for me, but I thought I might find out more about their author, Shiloh Sophia. So I visited her web site ourladyoftheredthread.com. She is right up Casey’s and your alley, and she certainly is multi-faceted and talented. She reminds me of the Shaman I met one night who said my “inner beast” was a silver backed Gorilla. Never-the- less, I did find of interest a quote at the end of her contemplations from the Sufi poet, Rumi. Let yourself be silently drawn, By the stronger pull, of what, You truly love.

Some people are blessed with the knowledge of what they truly love to do and pursue that love with passion. They are fortunate. I am afraid that for many of us the “stronger pull” seems illusory. Either it is counter balanced by the pulls of duty, reality, and a lodestone of obligations; or, we feel our time for our love has passed, much like that school sweetheart we failed to call. Perhaps, my feelings are misplaced. What I “truly love” to do is not something that comes down the road only once. It changes as I do, and that I have just stopped feeling the pull because it is pulling from a different direction. Maybe this year I should stop ignoring the nudges and let inertia do the rest.

Your Friend, Webb

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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