On Waiting

During last winter’s blizzard I sat in front of the fire and read Gabriel García Márquez:       A Life by Gerald Martin.  This quote struck me, “His works almost always include the theme of waiting, which is, of course, merely the other side of power, the experience of the impotent.”

Waiting to Write



I just pulled a book off of my shelf, Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande.  The sales receipt was in the back, dated 06/18/97.  I earmarked and highlighted that book to death. Why didn’t I start writing then?  I didn’t have a sense of urgency.

As in playing polo, Laura says to me, “you must have a sense of urgency!”

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