The things that are obvious to you

I still can’t stop thinking about the mantras speakers shared at @togetherliveevents with @hellosunshine. This one is from @priyaparker and hit me in the gut. As a self-critical perfectionist, I tend to think that if something is obvious or easy for me, it must not be valuable or important. Here’s a small example. ⁣ ⁣Continue reading “The things that are obvious to you”

Writing is like driving a car at night

“Writing is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” (E.L. Doctorow in his novel Ragtime) ⁣ I’m taking a course called #passiontopaid with @homsweethom. We had a live Q&A last night where, among other things, Lauren encouraged usContinue reading “Writing is like driving a car at night”

Hope is not the absence of tragedy

“Hope? Hope is not the absence of tragedy, my friend. It is the conviction that tragedy can be endured (Travis Beacham).” Like most Americans of a certain age, I can’t see the date of September 11 without thinking of 2001. And, like most people, thinking of one tragedy reminds me of others. Sometimes, it isContinue reading “Hope is not the absence of tragedy”

Impossible becomes possible

“Every day one grows a little, every day something is different so that in the heaping up of days suddenly a thing that was impossible becomes possible.” I just started reading The Power by Naomi Alderman. This line hit me like a warm balm that poured from the top of my head and settled comfortablyContinue reading “Impossible becomes possible”