Every word I put on paper
is a shout against the distance
between us all
– from “To Speak for Human Feelings” by Eloise Klein Healy
Sometimes I imagine writing to be the same. People shouting to themselves across a canyon.
Those are the hard days.
But sometimes, I hear my voice echo back with another voice – stronger, sharper – mixed in. An answer, a response, a word that shows someone hears.
I imagine that person on their side of the canyon, laptop on knees, a cup of tea on their left. I see their hair, cropped tight and close in curls. A clock ticks their limited time by, and they are shouting to me.
Those are the great days.
What makes a great writing day for you?
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