Tuesday, August 22, 2006

This Is What It Is To Be A Writer...

"We have lived; our moments are important. This is what it is to be a writer: to be the carrier of details that make up history, to care about the orange booths in the coffee shop in Owatonna," writes Natalie Goldberg in Writing Down the Bones, p. 44


Blogger Jim Thompson said...

Wonderfully said. The way history is taught, one would think all that has gone before has no more relevance to us than the sterile listing of names and dates that comprise history's academic presentation. But each of those names represents a human story lived out in real pathos, a drama waiting to be told by the right author.

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