Friday, June 6, 2008

writer's block

Yesterday I replied to an email from a student frustrated by her inability to write her thesis. My answered echoed her problem -- I am fighting writer's block myself.

So I turn to the camera, looking for forms that inspire creation -- like Joe Bennion's pitcher against a darkening sky.

Artists and writers and builders and musicians and plumbers make things. They form them, shape them, figure them out.

Writer's block keeps that from happening.

Looking at Joe's pottery sharpens my appetite to make something, and what I make involves words.

Wish me luck.

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