As artists, we often point our light inward. We need to point it at someone else. We may have the light they need to find their way out of the woods. – Darden Smith, SongwritingWith:Soldiers
Etty Hillesum writes of worries. She could make the same statement about insecurities, and it would hold true. Insecurities rob one of energy. They hold court in the mind. The person wavers, a boat tossed to and fro in the waves.Continue Reading
If I’m asked my least favorite chore, the answer is immediate: ironing. I will do any other chore and do it with gladness and lightness of heart before I will turn to ironing. I can’t explain the antipathy. Perhaps it’s the tedium found in ironing out a wrinkle in a sleeve or dress when I could be writing or drawing or taking out the trash.
If one is the loneliest number, the first draft is the ugliest draft. The end. There’s no way around it. If you can accept that reality, carry on. If you can’t, writing will be an ever-frustrating task. You will struggle to find joy in doing the work.