Essay — In the beginning

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Sometimes, in the beginning,

the task seems too big

For one individual to complete

And the naysayers,

Inside or out,

Are the first to doubt

That success is possible.

They may be right.

The only way to know

is to start.

Tall oak tree
Image source: HL Carpenter

Sometimes, in the beginning,

is the way.

Will you begin?



HL Carpenter is a mother/daughter duo who write family-friendly fiction from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity. Visit Carpenter Country at


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