Saturday, December 6, 2014

Currie's Gratitude 6 December 2014

One of the things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. The impulse to save something good for a better place later is the signal to spend it now. Something more will arise for later, something better. These things fill from behind, from beneath, like well water. Similarly, the impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.   [Annie Dillard, The Writing Life]

This is the foundation for how I choose to live Life. I’m living with cancer. We’re building mutual respect.

I’m determined to find the fun in cancer. To BE enJOYing cancer full-out.

I have been rereading what I have written the past few months. It is quite like following a trail of crumbs. I am surprised in a very deLIGHTfull way that I have approached this writing every time as Dillard says.

I may NOT make sense to myself Here and Right Now, but I definitely recognise myself in every word.

I love you, Currie


Rita said...

So true. You have been doing so well and staying positive and walking your own personal path. :)

Carol said...

You've done an amazing job of staying on the brighter side of this. I applaud your tenacity and I grow from your determination ♥ Sending Strength and Love!