The Lost Art of Writing

Remember when we used to write to each other with a pen on a piece of paper? We wrote notes and letters in our everyday communication, we sent cards for every occasion with personalized messages in addition to whatever was pre-printed, and we actually wrote out thank you cards? Everything is electronic now, the art…

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About me Challenge: Day 22

Anything I’m posting about cereal since I did a throwback recently and got one of those cereal packs that has a bunch of mini boxes of different kids cereals. So today at the grocery store I saw a full sized box of Smacks, which is really hard to find for some reason (probably because no…

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Toni Morrison on Writers

You know, they straightened out the Mississippi River in places, to make room for houses and livable acreage. Occasionally the river floods these places. ‘Floods’ is the word they use, but in fact it is not flooding, it is remembering. Remembering where it used to be. All water has perfect memory and is forever trying to get back where it was. Writers are like that: remembering where we were, what valley we ran through, what the banks were like, the light that was there and the route back to our original place. It is emotional memory–where the nerves and the skin remember how it appeared. And a rush of imagination is our ‘flooding’…

Toni Morrison, The Site of Memory , p. 99