I'm back at the office now, at the university, feeling the temptation to let the creative work slip away in favor of memos and busy work. But then I enter Red Room and I'm reminded of my retreat at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and of my creative and composed self. There's no reason to let go of creativity, when the Red Room bridge appears as a prompt to keep the writing alive. Soon I'll be meeting with hopeful new poets in my classes at the University of Tennessee. I'll ask them to work on poems/chants of transition, so we're all inside the creative moment together. Few people have the privilege of working at a job that lets them speak continually of what they love--I get to promote good writing every day (or on Tuesday and Thursday) at my job.
What I hate though are the meetings. There must be a way to avoid them. Tell me how--quickly! Marilyn
Causes Marilyn Kallet Supports
Southern Poverty Law Center, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, ACLU, Amnesty International, Save Darfur.