On good days, writing can feel like an intellectual release, an escape past the boundaries the writer sees in our media-saturated culture. But on bad days, the writer can feel he’s trapped in a prison of his own making. Nicholas Gagnier evokes both feelings beautfully in his poem today.

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  1. One thing about writing. You are not forced to write. Writing is a ‘free-will’ Gift. If you cannot CHOOSE absolutely to not WRITE for a period of time… a day, a week, a month but do ‘something else equally creative then you are in a prison of addiction. Writing should not be an addiction but true inspiration I believe is more like a gushing, flowing river, where you can ‘get out’ any time. The choice is rest or swim. Writing for me because I ‘chose’ not to do it for a ‘living’ is like a breath of LIFE in and through my ordinary living. Just a thought. It is my TRUTH. After I’m ‘gone’ maybe only then will lots of people even realize that lady wrote. Right now I’m enjoying the journey. Hope 2017 is great for you.

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