believe in the power of words. When we tell little children, "use
your words," we are helping them take hold of their most powerful
posession. Words can be abused, but they can also be used to make
the world better--more coherent, more connected, more beautiful,
And because the written word remains, it has even more power. Whether I am writing as a journalist, a poet, a playwright, or a blogger, finding the right words feels like one of the most important things I can do. Most of my work grows out of my own experiences but, since I believe that, as one of my poems says, "we all lead the same lives," I hope readers find it is about their lives, too.
Here's an E.B. White quote that I love. "I arise in the morning
torn between the desire to improve the world and the desire to enjoy
the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
I hope your day is a good one and that you use your words well.