Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Courage and Craft

I have not actually read the book Courage and Craft: Writing Your Life into Story, a friend of mine sent me a quote from it that she thought fit well with me:

“To live your own true and precious life, you need to express yourself and make your inner life as important and known as your visible life. Whether you’re published or not, you need to turn the chaos and the glimpses of beauty, the questions and the search for answers, the days and months and years of your life into something meaningful on a page [canvas, performance, product, invention, or other manifestation].

When you finish a piece of writing [or art or other expression of you], you’ve reached out to the world with your own truth. You’ve told your story.”

I think I need to investigate this book!

From my Zen calendar yesterday:

"Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires."


And from January 17 & January 4....

"Because I know that time is always time
and place is always and only place
and what is actual is actual only for one time
and only for one place
I rejoice that things are as they are..."

-T.S. Elliott

"Listen to your life. All moments are key moments."

--Frederick Buechner

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