Definitely worthwhile thoughts to which I would like to add this one by Leonard Cohen:
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.

along the interstice

From time to time, to remind ourselves to relax and be peaceful, we may wish to set aside some time for a retreat, a day of mindfulness, when we can walk slowly, smile, drink tea with a friend, enjoy being together as if we are the happiest people on Earth.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

I am currently on a group spiritual retreat. While I’m away I thought I might offer some quotes that I find beneficial to me as a writer and a person in general.

Make your ego porous, will of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

I’m often asked if there is something I think writers ought to do, and recently in an interview I heard myself say: “Several things. Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world.” Needless to say, no sooner…

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