What’s relevant here? The cacophony of experiences–real, imagined and vicarious–that influence a writing life would be deafening. And frog-song is too important, so i’ll spare your ears by keeping this brief.
Writing has always been one way to explore my world, to imagine my world, to understand myself and others. All helpful, and often fun, practices. Hiking, canoeing, biking and riding horses also provide trails into the grand mystery.
When the wind howls and carries snow that bites into my cheeks, books drop me into insight and connect me to people who are all my family and places that are all my homes. I am grateful for books, and I offer my storytelling efforts as a gift back to the world of books.