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“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”

– Joan Didion

Writing the Elul Reflections has given me tremendous joy.  As the writing for Elul I am wondering what words will emerge next.  Writing is how I work through issues, move through the world, and ultimately find joy.

I love being alone! The solitary time of a writer has been a gift for me.  I can be present with paper and pen, ideas and thoughts, and fingers and keyboard.  Each writing tool makes me a little more free to be the person I am.  I have even found a couple of places to be alone in a crowded room; that is always a wonder to me.  No one bothers a focused writer.  🙂

For me writing literally jazzes my soul; it makes my heart sing.  When I am down, the art of writing lifts me up;  w When I am happy and peaceful the art of writing brings me even higher.

Writing,

the song of my heart;

the meaning of my mind;

the feeling of my soul;

Is what makes me One!

~Chava 

Honoring my essence as a writer is how I sustain myself.  I am profoundly touched by how whole I feel when I am weaving words together.  And over time, I have become touched by how my thoughts and ideas are touching others.  As a little girl I used to dream of being a writer and today I am one.  Perhaps in time, I will have the opportunity to share my thoughts on a broader scale; perhaps I won’t.  Regardless, as long as I am writing nurturing the person I am while also growing a stronger foundation for myself.

May each of us be blessed to find solace in what you love love to do.  May we make time to develop the skills it takes to move forward in doing whatever it is you love to do.

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