Influences (or Why I Write the Way I Do)

Natalie Goldberg (free-flowing writing)
Clarissa Pinkola Estes (wild woman writing)
Jane Hutchison (direct-to-the-point writing)
Ernest Hemingway (simple words writing)

Monday, July 13, 2015


a very good friend of mine from graduate school is seriously ill with cancer. got the news today through a friend. it's hard to feel fine. like i absorb the pain and it has no chance of lifting. but as my hands worked on the letter, i felt the spirit surge as i nudge 'You will be alright. You will be alright. You will be alright.' and indeed she will be alright. either way, she will be alright.

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