A 'Note' to my fellow creatives
Truth. It is so hard to remember the point of all of this sometimes. It’s a blessing to be reminded as you were on the trail. Thanks for sharing this piece.
This is lovely and I’m glad it caught your attention.
🙌There it is!
I stumbled onto a Meg Oolders feather a few weeks ago, and am so glad I did. I immediately snatched it up and stuck it in my hat as a symbol of what I, myself, am hoping to attain. ("I want to write like she does...) Let me confess something here, Meg: Sometimes I finish a piece and jump up and dance around my chair, because I know it is good. Sometimes I laugh right out loud at a line I have written, saying "Now THAT's really funny!" It doesn't happen often, but with practice over the last year and a half, it happens more often. Those are the moments we have to focus on, the celebration of the creative process itself, the delight and exhilaration in realizing what talent we have in us, and not necessarily the approval of others. Harder than it sounds. Thanks for keeping it real.
There you go again! Writing something so simple yet so profound. I've printed several of your quotes and thoughts from several of your posts and have them in my writing notebooks. See, you didn't even know that others have already been collecting your feathers! You are an amazing writer and I hope you will always continue to share this gift with others!!
Lovely, sweet ! And when I am down on my writing my hubby always reminds me of the people who call/write/see me and tell me about this or that part of my writing that touched them. It always makes my day and your note is a great reminder to not forget those feathers I've left and those who've found them...
Creative work is never pointless.
It IS the point
Maybe with enough feathers, I could fly?
Thanks for leaving this little feather as a reminder!
I love the metaphor of leaving feathers. So beautiful and so relatable as a writer too. Thank you.
Hey Meg - I just "stealth published" one of my previously published (2015) stories just for you, just for this post. :D If you can take reading another story by me today, check it out: