The Great Failure

I started reading Natalie Goldberg’s book about her father and Kitagiri Roshi…how she lived through and accepted the seemingly unacceptable about these two very important men in her life. I’ve always loved her writing…Writing Down the Bones, Wild Mind. I was drawn to her work as it applied to creativity. Writers are so good at teaching creativity. I just replace writing with photography. Her writing is part of the path that led me to zen practice.

Other books about writing that I’ve loved are Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, One Continuous Mistake by Gail Sher, and On Writing by Stephen King. (My friend, Jim, would quote a Sesame Street character, "what doesn’t fit here?")

I haven’t finished it yet, but I will tomorrow.


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