Monday, June 26, 2006

God's Smile

How's this for "synchronicity."

I brood over my recent block. Suddenly, I receive an email from a writer and writing teacher whom I deeply respect:
We all have these times! I've been in one lately--coming out I think. The thing is not to worry, as there are cycles and times that we choose not to write. One thing that helps me is to just write 10 minutes a day anyway, literally 10, even if it's all nonsense, I feel relieved.
Not Writing

A wasp rises to its papery
nest under the eaves
where it daubs

at the gray shape,
but seems unable
to enter its own house.

---Jane Kenyon

Tell me God doesn't have a sense of humor. Or exquisite timing!