On scraps of paper and printed pages.
In email boxes and google docs.
On business cards and birthday notes.
In calendar entries and comments, too.
For a co-authored article.
For a friend’s affirmation.
For a series of pieces.
For an apartment to be.
In a bustling café.
On a park bench.
In a quiet room.
On a hotel floor.
Some is due now.
Some is due later.
Some is not due.
Some is long overdue.
And longing to write more.
Regretting when not writing much.
Pondering writing while watching TV and waking at night.
Wondering what it means to choose a writer’s life.
I wake and choose again, because …
I share these reflections with gratitude that I’m choosing again and again to see myself as a writer and to invest in writing as everyday activity (even when I’m hard on myself for not writing more). Truly, writing lifts my spirits, calms me down, and bolsters me through the toughest days. May I remember to write when I need grounding and when I need the courage to stand TALL for justice.
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