Writing and hard times; choices and blessings
This is a quick note, about money and writing and what moves to the center of things.
Times are hard, no? economically as well as in many ways. And, somehow, more and more writers are finding their way to me, as clients working with me individually, as participants in online classes. It surprises me but doesn’t surprise me. I know the choices I am making in terms of spending my resources.
Art and health. Good food. Films from the planet. Books I have to have. Music that reorganizes the cells of my body. Dance. Whatever will make me a better instrument. Make me open to, and learn, from, the spectrum of beings that hum in this world. Help me bring forward voice from the deepest wells. Step over the trifling. Stop marveling in a horrified way at the deadhearts, the greedy, the monumental egos. See everywhere the ones who live their stories in intricate ways with the stories of others. Who are helpers and true lovers of the world. The teachers who barely look up from their work to call themselves that.
So, that so many people make the choice now in hard times to do this work, whether with me or any other helper, or alone or in groups of other wonderful people, is not surprising. It makes sense. Deep sense. When so much is under attack, when so much is difficult, there is a purpose to this work of writing.
Some people think it is silly work, not clanking around changing the face of the planet to match their own rigid ways, or fluffing it up into their own precious paradise.
Some people in process, as we all are.
But here’s some other people, and this tells me I am in the right lane at the store to what helps make an authentic vital beauty of a life.
The Afghan Women’s Writing Project: “The project reaches out to talented and generous women author/teachers here in the United States and engages them, on a volunteer, rotating basis, to teach Afghan women online from Afghanistan…The writing workshops are taught in three secure online classrooms.”
Also see statements from the mentors at:
This is a project we can extend to other regions, yes?
Think about it…
I have to go! Work to do!
A blessing of air and light and sky to you,