ART AND COURAGE

If we had to say what writing is, we would have to define it essentially as an act of courage. —Cynthia Ozick I do believe that writing is an act of courage. Courage to keep going when life is in chaos– courage to keep going when your are tired and drained and empty, when you […]

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Poem from a recurring dream.

I have built a little cage on the edge of a cliff, where I pretend– to live contentedly, rather than learn to swim across the turbulent waters below. Cushioned by the delusion of safety, I hang there trapped– above murky waters- as if sitting alone in a cage– is  preferable to the risk of drowning. I watch with […]

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Cultivating the Creative Habit

“The routine is as much a part of the creative process as the lightning bolt of inspiration, maybe more.” Twyla Tharp THE CREATIVE HABIT I agree with Twyla Tharp. I think art for some of us has to be a kind of determined, intentional creative habit that we submit to willingly. I think habit is […]

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Catching stories-ideas are everywhere right?

I find stories everywhere and I grab em when nobody’s looking. Sometimes the stories are attached to people I pass on the street. I take the stories home and make them my own. Yesterday I saw a story in a red hat and fishnet hose running down the street waving for a taxi. I wasn’t […]

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