Active Thought

Like a long-legged fly upon the stream
His mind moves upon silence.

W.B. Yeats

Welcome to Active Thought, a portal to the world of words and images that will scintillate your minds and transform your tongues.

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A little bit about me…

Le Pont des Arts

My name is Ed Bell and I am just your average Paris-based writer with a Latin and French degree from Oxford and a Northern England background. I started writing this blog in 2016, but had never really taken it all that seriously. Then at the beginning of the 2020s, several positive artistic encounters happened and I realised that it was the moment to take the plunge into Active Thought.

What you will find here is my own writing, reflecting my experiences and of others (where possible) as I try to navigate the rocky waters that we call modern life. I want these pages to be accessible to anyone who is curious about the lives of others, wherever that person is.

Yet, my biggest passion is interaction and I would love to hear from you. If we can use this curiosity for active contemplation, then we can build a community. If we can build a community, then we can release ourselves from our determined mindsets. If you would like to contribute to the conversation, please write a message or comment, or find me and connect on social media.