Drawn From a Deep Well

I am writing about writing in my piece just published at The Perennial Gen! It was actually an essay I wrote for the Breathe Writer’s conference– it was one of two winning essays that was published in their journal, Exhale. 

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Writing often feels like I am pulling water out of a deep well. At times, the well seems like something out of Alice in Wonderland—is it truly there, or a mirage? Will I haul out an overflowing bucket today and will the well transform into the size of a teacup tomorrow?

Rilke, in Letters to a Young Poet says, “Everything in nature grows and struggles in its own way, establishing its own identity, insisting on it at all cost…We can be sure of very little, but the need to court struggle is a surety that will not leave us.”

I find the same is true of writing. Through writing, I find gems borne through the process of struggle which, when put together, transform into a unique mosaic of my voice and who I am….

Read the rest here at The Perennial Gen….

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