Archive for the letting go Tag

Don’t Write Angry

  “Asking your work to prove anything only invites doom.” – Art & Fear, David Bayles and Ted Orland   I have detractors. It’s good. Everyone needs at least a few. I’ve been saving them up for a while now. All my life I’ve collected resentment for people who tried to keep me down, tried to control me, tried to use me for
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What’s Really Left to Say?

“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.” – Graham Greene It’s Saturday and I’m still working. I’m tired, worn out. Tea, I think. Lord knows, I’ve had plenty of coffee.
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Waiting In Bewilderment

“To be engrossed by something outside ourselves is a powerful antidote for the rational mind, the mind that so frequently has its head up its own ass—seeing things in such a narrow and darkly narcissistic way that it presents a colo-rectal theology, offering hope to no one.” Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird Navel-gazing is one thing. A “colo-rectal theology” puts
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