THE WHITE HELMET
And all the boys in the yellow, green and red helmets
by craig lock
“Grand Prix racing is primarily a mental contest… it’s a battle of strength of wills by the
combatants and a magnificent contest, the arena to display and share unique
gifts and talents. Perhaps in this ‘theatre of speed’, F1 is a metaphor for life itself”
A book on my great passion, motor racing. Or maybe a story or stories essentially of family, loyalty, redemption, hope, faith and love (some central themes) ....but we’ll see where it all leads. Also perhaps even a true story...or a number of stories!
“All drivers are united by a passion for what they do. They express it in different ways, as you would expect, because they are fiercely independent and ambitious men drawn from every continent and every background. But the message transcends everything.'
from ‘Inside the Mind of a Grand Prix Driver’
fine writing by Christopher Hilton (Haynes Publishing 2003)
WARNING! This book is going to be very different and will NOT be all about motor racing
Tags (key words): motor racing, self realisation, writing, the writing journey, peace, justice, freedom, breaking down barriers, reconciliation... and see what else flows and where the journey leads (as I write)
Am Just starting writing and will post extracts and upload to Amazon AS I write.
Craig 27thh Nov 2011.
Here’s a start...
“I want to write the way Gilles Villeneuve drove and power-slid his blood-red Formula One Ferrari… with wild enthusiasm and a sense of abandonment, combined with the artists craft of a Stirling Moss, a Jim Clark, and especially that of the great Ayrton Senna, living on the razor-blade edge of life.”
for dearest mom and dad, your spirits lives on (forever)
thanks for all the support, encouragement and especially love
“Man is a great wall builder
The Berlin Wall
The Wailing Wall of Jerusalem
But the wall most impregnable
Has a moat
flowing with fright
around his heart
A wall without windows for the spirit to breeze through
without a door for love to walk in.”
- OSWALD MTSHALI, Soweto (South African) poet
from ‘My Traitor’s Heart’ by Rian Malan (published by Vintage 1990)
“It is a celebration of a man’s unique vision – a vision that reaches out and shines, touching with magic the drama of life across all its limitless horizons.”
“The characters seem to represent the virtues and the
resilience of the little people, a story (or stories) to which we can all
relate. In essence it’s about hope and faith: a tale (and tales) of the
unquenchable spirit of tenacity in battling on, no matter what are our
circumstances. And then eventually finding a way, a pathway to overcome
personal adversity and to ultimately succeed in glorious triumph.”
Now that’s some very inspiring words (and hopeful “reviews”) to aim at in my “little work”... to test the very limits of my creative imagination.
Eureka. I just had another idea. I’ll write two books at once...and see where they may lead.
‘The Yellow Helmet (the Boy in the Yellow Helmet)’ is “opening soon”... and the curtain will fall down
That’s a metaphor, btw!
27th Nov 2011
“Schumachers 2010 return shows the dream still burns - but the rest of us 'losers' should take heart. The key here is the dream, rather than its realisation. It may not be explicable to us mere mortals, but the more I heard about this 'Heaven on Earth' called the Zone, the more I was convinced it is the true Holy Grail - not just for racing drivers, but for all human beings in whatever we do. Finding it often enough inevitably leads to 'winning' in earthly terms, but it only comes into reach, when you rid yourself of the obsession with the end result. The shortcut to the Zone is to join the wimps, forget about winning and revel in the beauty of playing the game.'
The untapped potential in every human being is limitless: we are perfectly capable of producing all by ourselves, true magic.
THE WHITE HELMET
The boys in the yellow, green and red helmets
Pages: 70 + am writing and
Publication date: 24/11/2011
A book on my great passion, motor racing. Or stories of redemption, hope faith +
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