The Perfect Way to Stop a Woman by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

I’ve seen women insist on cleaning everything in the house before they could sit down to write… and you know it’s a funny thing about housecleaning… it never comes to an end. Perfect way to stop a woman. A woman must be careful to not allow over-responsibility (or over-respectabilty) to steal her necessary creative rests, riffs, and raptures. She simply must put her foot down and say no to half of what she believes she should be doing. Art is not meant to be created in stolen moments only.

–Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Artist John French Sloan

I believe this.  I’ve been trying to catch up past blog entries about our Israel trip and things always get in the way.  I’m determined to keep chipping away at them so those experiences and photos are shared, not lost.  In the meantime, I’ll go forward from here at the same time.  Sitting down to write is important to me.  Words magically capture the important things in my life.

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