Being a perfectionist, I want to do things perfectly, the first time. But that’s not the way it works—for me at least. I usually need help. Critiques have become very dear to me. I look forward to hearing how I can improve upon what I have written or done. Critiques are an invaluable part of becoming better at what I do. Kind and gentle critique inspires me to try harder in whatever I attempt. Even an unkind criticism can move me to grow if I accept it as a critique of my performance and not of my personhood. There’s the rub. Sometimes I let it get to me. Maybe some day I will be able to accept criticism perfectly…all the time. For now I accept the self-criticism that I do not do it perfectly. But I do know that criticism is a very positive force in my life and has made me a better person.

I learned something new today: how to add pictures to my posts. Here are a couple of our grapes almost ready to be harvested. It’s been a great year. It promises to be very good wine.

nest in the grapes

nest in the grapes

pinot grigio

pinot grigio

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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1 Response to critique

  1. Mary Ann C. Kmetz says:

    Yummy 🙂

    Sent from my iPhone



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