The chaos keeps slipping back in

The work of a writer is to create order out of chaos.  Always, the chaos keeps slipping back in.  Underneath the created order the fantastic diversity and madness of life goes on, expanding and changing and insisting upon itself.  Still, each piece contains the whole.  Tell one story truly and with clarity and you have done all anyone is required to do.

– Ellen Gilchrist


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2 Comments

  1. Posted January 24, 2014 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    I love this. Telling our stories, sharing our truth. Beautiful.

  2. Posted January 24, 2014 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    I totally procrastinated from my writing to click over to your blog, but lo and behold, you’ve given me a lovely nugget of inspiration to keep writing. Thanks. xox

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