Ripening like trees
On Artistic Inspiration

Breathing room for the spirit

'Oncoming Traffic' by Sarah Howes

"I want to write books that unlock the traffic jam in everybody's head. "  - John Updike

Dartmoor Foal by Sarah Howes

“Whatever art offered the men and women of previous eras, what it offers our own, it seems to me, is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit. "- John Updike

Guardian on the Path by Sarah Howes

“What art ought to do is tell stories which are moment-by-moment wonderful, which are true to human experience, and which in no way explain human experience.”  ― John Gardner

At the Cottage Window by Sarah Howes

"If writing is thinking and discovery and selection and order and meaning, it is also awe and reverence and mystery and magic."  - Toni Morrison

The beautiful Dartmoor pictures above are by my friend and village neighbor Sarah Howes. From top to bottom: Oncoming Traffic, Dartmoor Foal, The Guardian on the Path, and At the Cottage Window.