Monday, December 1, 2014

Currie's Gratitude 1 December 2014

If something inside of you is real, we will probably find it interesting, and it will probably be universal. So you must risk placing real emotion at the center of your work. Write straight into the emotional center of things. Write toward vulnerability. Risk being unliked. Tell the truth as you understand it. If you’re a writer you have a moral obligation to do this. And it is a revolutionary act—truth is always subversive.  [Anne Lamott]

I don’t know that I feel as strongly about truth [or Truth?!] that I would label it “always” any one thing, but I see the point BEyond the fence words are wrapping round it. Even this writing, [and lately especially this writing practise] has been a place I can go back to.

Since learning about my cancer, and Now, with my mum having her very own diagnosis of metastatic lung cancer, I canNOT figure how to write about it. I only know I am trying to, or considering it quite a lot lately.

Write straight into the emotional center of thingsRisk being unliked.

I doubt my present perspectives on Writing About Something As It Is Unfolding really hold water.

...most of the time, all you have is the moment, and the imperfect love of the people around you.   [Anne Lamott]

I love you, Currie


Carol said...

“A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

I read this quote this morning and the first person I thought of was you ♥ Then I get to your post and it seemed to fit. Always thinking of you even when I don't post . Sending Strength and Love your way.

Rita said...

Sometimes the truth is that you need time to settle into the truth of your life. Sometimes the truth is that you feel beyond words. *hugs*