The Writing Life – Between Solitude and Loneliness

Writing is for many of us a solitary endeavor, one we undertake in a quiet room behind a closed door. But that doesn’t have to make it a lonely business, a separation from people and the world, not even if we spend hours in a room every day. When you write, you can only look … Continue reading The Writing Life – Between Solitude and Loneliness

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In Praise of Written Words

Translating your thoughts and emotions into words on paper is comforting. Even if you do it only once in a while, even if you do not try too hard to give your words a specific form. The same is true for the act of reading -- it brings a quietude that is calming and fulfilling. … Continue reading In Praise of Written Words