Being from Nova Scotia has filled me with a wealth of imagination much like Anne of Green Gables. I remember the first time I read the book, in a way I was like Anne Shirley, but really aren’t we all a bit like Anne? Filled with inspiration and imagination, I mean her mind never quit, much like my own. I am also an only child and I always craved a best friend, bosom buddy, a kindred spirit.
I have very few close friends and we are spread across the country and even though we are apart we know we are there for one another. I have a close friend who I meet with every Sunday as our writing date. We get together, chat over coffee and then within a blink of an eye, no words spoken we are just typing away on what ever work in progress we have on the go. I love the creative process.
The one kindred spirit that I cherish is the creative spirit, the writing, the craft, and the kindred spirit I have with myself, the one relationship that I have to make sure is on track. If I am not writing that’s when I feel lonely.
Not writing is the lonely thing. Not writing creates self-obsession. Self-obsession blocks connection with others. Self-obsession blocks connection with self. Writing is like looking at an inner compass. We check in and we get our bearings. Ah-ha! I am feeling, thinking, remembering. . . .When we know accurately what it is that we are doing, we tend to be more open, accurate, and affectionate in our dealings. ~ Julia Cameron
I love this reminder from Julia Cameron, when I am writing, I am never alone. The creative kindred spirit and I are connecting and I’m growing and becoming the person I am, right here and now.
Until next time, keep on typing….