I'm sitting with these words while at the same time feeling intensely moved by them. Much like in yoga practice or when surfing, I feel a well of serenity and driving energy to jump in feet first to that mind-filled creative place and write, write, write. But it is summer, the kids are home, and there are chores to do never mind waves to ride. Fortunately, there are twenty-four hours in a day. Thank goodness for that.
Dani Shapiro has written seven books of fiction and non-fiction. Her forthcoming book, Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of the Creative Life will be on shelves in October.