…as well as the workout that precedes it. I think that’s largely why I am so hooked on writing.
As I have been traveling and dancing a lot over the past few weeks, I have been surprised to find how much I have missed writing more often. Make no mistake–I have loved all of the performing and teaching and rehearsing (the driving, not so much).
But I have found the fingers of my hand, my mind and my soul itching frequently to be sitting here, with the light of the sun or the moon streaming in over my right shoulder, contemplating and delving and wrestling with a piece of writing that seeks to be written.
What magic (and efficiency :)) that writing can be both the venturing into the frontiers as well as the stillness inside oneself! A meditation, even ease.
Writing can challenge us to ply our experience, skill, creativity, talent, mind and soul as we craft and communicate something of meaning to us. It can make our hearts pound and our flesh sweat, both figuratively and literally, at the same time that it can carry us into that “flow” state when we and the work join together to ride a wave of timelessness. The ink and the words seem to pour out of us eager vessels to write themselves.
We can end up exhausted, exhilarated, and relaxed all at the same time. We’ve worked out AND had our mental and emotional “muscles” relaxed as their circulation has been boosted, often generating more creativity. The jacuzzi of writing can smooth the mind and soothe the soul.
Through our writing we may have come to know ourselves a smidgen more as we have created a meaningful filament to connect us to others. How cool is that! No wonder I have missed this.
“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”–Maya Angelou