Phew!

I am working on my play again after a couple of months of avoiding it. I feel like I am standing in front of a house with no door-- and I am trying to figure out how to get back in. Today I am going for a long walk around Trout Lake with my characters. …

Accepting uncertainty and living the questions in life and art.

  “Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Live in the question.”    Rainer Maria Rilke I love these words. I try to call them up when I face uncertainty   I am in the middle of developing an idea that is slowly forming in my mind. I don't know if it is …

Preparation and effort–Ideas as tools.

"Creativity is not a gift from the Gods bestowed by some divine and mystical spark. It is the product of preparation and effort and it's within reach of everyone who wants to achieve it." Twyla Tharp. I love this quote and I believe it-- I am perhaps a little more of the mind that magic …

On Moths and purpose and creative process and such

Metamorphosis: a profound change in form from one stage to the next in the life history of an organism, as from the caterpillar to the pupa and from the pupa to the moth. If you know me or if you visit my blog, You know that I have been working on a play. I am …

Some work in progress–The beginning of a story

This is the beginning of a story that I scribbled down in the coffee shop today. I have had this idea in the back of my mind for a while. It showed up in my notebook today like this. My grandmother was quiet and mysterious and knew mysterious things. She was part gypsy, at least …