Thursday, July 2, 2009

Daily Life: Lost Muse

Did you ever have something you were going to write get away by talking about it? It has happened to me. I will be wandering through the day the idea for a piece of writing will start germinating inside of me. I will watch the tender shoots press up through the earth and reach toward the sun. Then, I will talk about it - I might mention it in conversation, I might explain the idea to a friend, I might write about it in a note or a text or an email and suddenly - its gone. It was an idea that was expressed too early and got away. I am sure some excellent pieces have simply gotten away from me over the years.

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