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“Focus less on time and more on life.” – Alan Cohen, author of twenty-two books
How we spend our days defines who we are as people. If we don’t allow time for dreaming, we probably won’t walk outside on a moonlit night and look for the Three Sisters. If we don’t devote open space for self-nurturing creativity, we may not build a blanket fort with our nephew or try out new water paints with a friend. The little cubes of each day we call life passes and each hour becomes regulated as the cuckoo clock on the wall. We do this today and tomorrow. We do it again. Maybe we like life as it is. But for some of us, we keep thinking how can we reach further, open up more. We may ask what can we do to squeeze more JOY out of our day? How can we write more, create more?
Why do we risk writing when it requires so much courage? “…because one is compelled to do so; because of the challenge, the self-test, to confront, engage and transcend fear.” – Ralph Keyes, author of The Courage to Write
It’s like this written piece has stalked me over the years. The images from a long ago memory keep re-appearing. One time, I thought I saw Greg’s face at the store with the red patch on his cheek where he scratched when he was nervous. Of course, all grown up but still with that black cowlick in front. Now the color of salt and pepper. His hands clutching something like a lobster’s. He could pick anything up with them. Squeeze the life out of it. And then I thought I heard his voice again. Overheard in a line behind me. Full of gravel and meanness.
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