Monday, May 23, 2011

Writing writing

I'm writing work things and papers and lecture notes and reflections but I'm not writing writing.
Writing involves sitting still, with hands and mind working together. Writing writing is sitting still with me, with hands and mind working together with my internal compass. Writing writing orients me in the right direction in the same way that migrating birds are directed by something internal. Writing gets me where I set my mind to go, but writing writing brings me back to where I am.