Thursday, October 17, 2013

Making A Time and Space For The Words To Come

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Okay, this is something that crept into my head while I was making my kids lunches the other day.

Make a time and space for the words to come.
Don't want the words scampering
 towards me like scared little children.
They need an environment of calm.
A sanctuary of peace.
A space that is trusted.
And time devoted solely to them.

I haven't been doing this lately. I've been trying to squeeze in a moment here, a second there. I haven't felt good about it either. I have to schedule writing time in from this point forward. No more excuses! 


2 comments:

  1. Andrea, what a thoughtful way to put it--that relationship we have with words. Love it. A schedule grants legitimacy, says you value something. I see it as a challenge, too--can it really be done on a regular basis? I think of all the other things I manage to do on a daily basis. For me, writing needs to be part of that daily routine. The words will be there if we commit to the meeting.

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    1. Amen to that, "The words will be there if we commit to the meeting." I like that!

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