Friends, I thought I'd share with you the words that have sustained me this week, both as a writer and as a human being. The lines below are from Emily Dickinson. I tend to turn to Dickinson when I'm seeking quiet inspiration, or simple fortitude. Her Complete Poems are such a rich source. I usually find exactly what I need. These are the lines I turned to, both literally and figuratively, this week:
My wheel is in the dark!
I cannot see a spoke
Yet I know its dripping feet
Go round and round . . .
Half-way through the week, I tried imagining the stanza without the word "dripping" in it.
Then I put it back in.
It made all the difference.
Remember: there is a hidden stream inside you.
Have a wonderful weekend.
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