Michael would sometimes lead a drill called Good-Better-Best, where participants give Good work for a specific period of time, then Better for a shorter period, then their Best for a brief spurt, maybe for only 10 seconds. I'll never know what those bursts felt like to him on his bad days. He smiled through it.
This spring as I take my daily walks, I am looking to see what survived the storm and what did not. What can I do? I can wait and lament.
Where do you like to write? I need natural light to write. I can’t create from a loving place unless my eyes are flooded and my skin is sheltered.
Right around Thanksgiving, I make a big pot of tea and reread all the poems in my journal. Inevitably, it ends up being a commentary on the year itself. I’ve been following this practice since 2002, and believe me, the poems say more than I could in a thousand pages of journaling.