Write For The Adventure!

Exploring with the written word

Why and How Do You Write? prompt
from Øivind H. Solheim

I write to explore the universe
or possibly the multiverse
from the inside, the outside and sideways.

I look for the nuances:
Philosophical
Psychological
Beauty
and Feeling.

If something catches the eye
of body or mind
Like a crow seeing a sparkle in the weeds
or a dog seeing a squirrel in the forest
I am curious.

I love to chase down,
examine, and grok
and eventually, be with
the treasure that I have found.

How do I write?
Sometimes like struggling to climb a mountain
to see the other side and the views it offers.
Or jumping in a freefall dive.
Sometimes like diving into the caves of my soul
to find unremembered things and become more whole.
Often, it is assembling pieces in
a part of the puzzle, that is my life.

In writing, I chronical the adventure
but the chronicling is part and parcel
of the adventure.

Writing and publishing are a frightening and amorous connection to life. It is all of this and more.

Dana Sanford
2019

Other thoughts on writing

Poet. Philosopher. A sense of Humor. 60 years ago I rode the winds at the top of a tall cottonwood. Buy me a coffee @ https://ko-fi.com/danasanford

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