ownership

I love this. It really resonates with writing. Looking over your shoulder constantly wandering who is going to take offense should not be a concern. Being a writer one has freedom to express as one wishes. We can however choose to be sensitive in the way we portray certain events or experiences but if truth is detrimental to the piece then taking away from it would be literary crime. Thanks for that. I have been far too conscious in previous writing, your post gives me a necessary boost!

Adventures in Juggling

Working this week on me being the sole proprietor of my thoughts, my memories, my words, my opinions with my therapist has been hard. A lifetime of being told these are not mine, not real, not true, not worthy of being shared takes it toll. It’s one of the reason why I stopped writing decades ago, much to the disappointment of a high school writing teacher who just recently reconnected via Facebook upon discovering that after high school I stopped writing altogether. I did stop, until I started blogging more than ten years ago. First in secret. Then with a faceless audience who seemed to like the words and thoughts I put out there. Then it grew and grew as did the audience some who know me very well and some who like to imagine that they know me even better than I know me and now, well sometimes it’s…

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