The idiom “with might and main,” is an old literary phrase that’s gradually dropped out of modern use. It translates to “with as much strength and effort as possible.” I kind of love it. It’s dramatic, it’s antique. I thought it was apt for how I could approach Mondays, similar to “seize the day.” Monday rings in a new week, a fresh slate, a new window of time to accomplish things. How ever I failed the previous week, Monday gives me an opportunity to redeem myself. So join me in seizing the week with “might and main.” To inspire you, I’ll be posting a weekly quote about motivation, self-growth, art, or literature.
I started work on a new novel this summer. So I’ve been rereading Joseph Campbell’s The Power of Myth and Christopher Vogler’s The Writer’s Journey. Both beautifully outline the structure and power of stories. In real life, we are the heroes of our own stories. Here’s a Joseph Campbell quote to inspire you to take risks and forgive your mistakes. Have a great week.
It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. —Joseph Campbell
Karen Hugg is a writer and gardener living in the Seattle area. She is a certified ornamental horticulturalist and Master Pruner. When not digging in the dirt, she writes. She's been published in various journals, anthologies, websites, and more. Her life is happily hectic but she's lucky to have a patient husband and sweet children. Her pets aren't bad either. To learn more, explore http://www.karenhugg.com.