The hum

I listened to Elizabeth Gilbert this morning talking about The Curiosity-Driven Life, and it blew my mind a little. I didn’t run out to the world and shout Hallelujah, but something popped in me. A recognition. The talk spun off a reader who had posted a comment on her Facebook page. Elizabeth had offered her […]

Good morning, muse

‘Who knows anyway what it is, that wild, silky part of ourselves without which no poem can live.’ This is the late poet Mary Oliver talking about the creative part of us that resembles a quivering deer in headlights. It can be vibrant, tangibly pulsating from someone, or painfully elusive, moribund – in desperate need […]