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Writing Rituals

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Isn’t it funny, spooky, meaningful, when just after you’ve written, thought, said, something up it pops. I’d just finished the previous post, Now, turned to the Reader and the third item I came to was Diane’s post on Writing Rituals, one of the ways to do it now. Thanks, Diane.

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I’ve been reading Anne Lamott again. Her book, Bird by Bird, is my favorite writing book of all time. If you haven’t read it, go to your local library and check it out today.

But right now, I’m reading Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope, and Repair. In it, Ms. Lamott talks a lot about rituals and routines:

“Daily rituals, especially walks, even forced marches around the neighborhood, and schedules, whether work or meals with non-awful people, can be the knots you hold on to when you’ve run out of rope.”

When I think of difficult times, such as after the loss of a loved one, I agree that daily rituals have been “knots” that have allowed me to hang on. I think of doing the work of caring for my son after the death of my beloved uncle. The daily rituals with my son—morning, noon, and night–helped me…

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A wondering wanderer who's traveled the world, found the love of his life, sleeps little, insatiably curious, living life...

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