A writer - and, I believe, generally all persons - must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art. [Jorge Luis Borges, Twenty-Four Conversations with Borges: Interviews by Roberto Alifano 1981-1983]
This is surely one way to look at Life and Writing. As a resource. A way of BEing and DOing that which makes sense to me. What catches my attention, what takes my breath away, suddenly and without warning.
The funny thing about writing is that whether you're doing well or doing it poorly, it looks the exact same. That's actually one of the main ways that writing is different from ballet dancing. [John Green]
I love this perspective. This is, actually, how writing works [or plays] in me. It is the act I love. It is the dance and the missteps twirling me round the room inside me that makes what I write, writing…
Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else. [Gloria Steinem]
I love you, Currie