True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learn’d to dance. Alexander Pope
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Every time that I sit down to write because I ‘should’ or ‘need to’ publish something, I fail. I fail to enjoy the process. I fail to turn out something that I am truly proud of.
The articles that I enjoy doing and that get the best responses are easy. They grow naturally and, when I am lucky, flower into something that seems natural.
I think this is related to ‘wu wei’ of Taoism. The ‘action of non-action’ is how it feels. I love the flow of words beneath my fingers and reading what I have written as though it was not mine.
I am self-conscious as I write this. It is like trying to describe the dance that I am dancing while trying to keep it flowing.
“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke
Yes. Childlike is the ideal. Bouncing, playing with ideas of all colors and textures, creating a thing of beauty. I don’t come here to work, but to play.
I would that I could do this every day for my readers.
Thank You for being here.
Dana Sanford ~ 2/18/2019