Tune for a Monday Morning
Why one writes

Solitude in the studio

Pathway to the Bumblehill Studio

Tilly on the path to the studio, the Animal Guide leading to my workspace and my working day.

Little muddy paw prints through the studio door

The foxglove is in bloom and the door stands invitingly open. "Create, create," sings a sparrow overhead; "create, create" sings the water in the stream that runs between the cabin and the woods.

"The most important thing," says folklorist Clarissa Pinkola Estes, "is to hold on, hold out, for your creative life, for your solitude, for your time to be and do, for your very life."

From the studio window, on the writing side of the room

This morning's prayer: May we all find solitude, silence, and work space when we most need it. Which is now. Which is now.

Shhh!This post is for Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman, in support of Lock-down Week.

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