Sand castles

“You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander. We build this place with the sand of memories; these castles are our memories and inventiveness made tangible. So part of us believes that when the tide starts coming in, we won’t really have lost anything, because actually only a symbol of it was there in the sand. Another part of us thinks we’ll figure out a way to divert the ocean. This is what separates artists from ordinary people: the belief, deep in our hearts, that if we build our castles well enough, somehow the ocean won’t wash them away. I think this is a wonderful kind of person to be.” ~ Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life



About Dr Bill Wooten

Organizational Psychologist,Guitarist, Banjo Picker, Bicyclist, Reader and Books, Books, Books
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3 Responses to Sand castles

  1. Ahh, how lovely Bill. Lamott has such a way with words. I feel better about my work as a freelance writer already! 🙂

  2. This is interesting to me, because I usually agree with Anne Lamott. And it’s not that I don’t agree with her now, per se, though we differ in one respect as writers. I work at the craft of writing, have all my life. I would never consider putting something ‘out there’ half-baked. I work and rework my pieces until they feel ‘done.’ At the same time, do I care of they survive me? If anybody reads them far into the future? Not at all. If anybody, anytime can glean an insight from something I have written, I consider my work of value. Still, even if they do not, I write for the joy of working in words. Aloha, Bill.

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