Favorite Font:papyrus- strictly for personal use
Favorite Place to Write:
in my loft office looking out the arched window
Favorite Place to Read:
on a porch in the summer, by a fire in the winter
Best time of day to write:
mornings, afternoons and evenings
What gets me out of bed in the morning is the expectation of being surprised by life. What gets me out of bed before eight is that the housekeeper is arriving. I write. I think about things a lot and a long time before I write. I want to be honest with myself about life as I know it each day, to write honestly, and to use language to transform honest, everyday life into something astonishing, and maybe, if I get it right, into something beautiful.
I need time alone to think about all the moving parts of life, relationships, disappointments, triumphs, the why and the how of people. The correlation between nature and human endeavors inspires me. The cyclical life of a garden, a meadow, the work required to tame nature, these resonate alongside the work of human relationships, of nurturing and sustaining a love, a child, a difficult friendship. Patterns fascinate me and convince me of the reality of a deeply purposeful and engaging intelligence outside the physical sphere of known reality.