Thursday, February 16, 2006

Catch that Thought

Gifts of rich lore surround us all. While others seem to observe these offerings on occasion and by chance, noticing and then letting them go, I make the hearing and recording of them my mission as a writer, and a key invitation to writing students. Dreams get away if we don’t tell them, or write them down. Thoughts do the same. The writer’s greatest chance may be devotion to the passing fragment. It is small, but it is pure, and it may hold a compact infinity. You heard it for a reason.

--Kim Stafford, The Muses Among Us, 26


Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Loved this quote, Tricia. Writers, especially, have to slow down in order to be able to record sights, smells, even thoughts, that can then be written and contemplated by others. In these crazy days, writing is one great way to connect with each other, isn't it.


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