Léna is also a Regional Manager for Writopia Lab whose mission is to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in kids and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing.
"Well, the question is, what do you want to believe? Do you want to live in a world where things are possible, or in one where they aren't?" Cin, Edges.
Friday, June 11, 2010
My Lit Life
Okay, I'll admit it. I've been trolling for quotes again, something to light a blogging fire in me, because what is a girl to blog about every other day?
True, I've surprised myself and been able to keep it up with some thought. However, this isn't a writing-advice-blog or a book review blog, (I'm not going to get reposted or retweeted or written up as an amazing blogger) but it is instead a forum for me to look at life through the lens of "lit". I can even take "lit" a bit farther, and say that it represents my metaphysical obsessions.
There are many ways and many other roles from which I can look at my life, but I like having the focus be on writing. Doesn't whatever we focus on become bigger? So if I blog about my life as a writer, does this mean that I am becoming the writer I want to be? And doesn't writing help me understand the world, light it up? Doesn't it light me up and give my life shape and meaning?
So the quotes: the amazing thing is, people - it didn't take me long to find ones that fit in with today's lunch with my friend/mentor Sandra Jordan. Our lunches always leave me well fed both literally and mentally (we both had the chicken souvlaki platter, if you must know).
"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."
- Emile Zola (1840-1902)
We talked about how much work craft takes, and how we are never done. I confessed that I was just starting to really understand that on a whole new level. Maybe I'm finally growing up!
And . . .
"I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart."
- e e cummings (1894-1962)
Oh e e - you crack me up! Do I even need to explain this one? This is why I avoided the writing life for so long!
Have a great weekend everyone - thanks for stopping by!