Getting There with Your Writing
People sometimes ask my advice about writing. Writing can feel like a mysterious and daunting process, especially if you're working on a longer project.
Recently, I found some unexpected wisdom, folded up in a sheet of yellow legal-pad paper. My eldest daughter was, perhaps, giving herself a writing pep talk. Or not. Regardless, I thought her poetic musings were encouraging...
All these little bits of colored fabric,
all these different stories, these stories.
You can't make a quilt without thread.
Put the stories together. If you have thread,
this connects the pieces. To connect the stories,
you need a thread. Connect the pieces, you can
make a quilt. Stories together make a book.
All these little bits of colored fabric
can make a quilt. You just need thread.
Stories just need thread to make a book.
To make a book, a quilt, you need thread.
Poem and photo by Sara.