living a creative life
in an uncreative world...
The field is neutral territory.
That is inspiring. It makes me want to go find a field and stay there until my laptop is dead.
Since I'm totally wrapped in Olympics right now, I think it's that same feeling as the ski jumpers or anyone at the gate ready to go for it. Just plunge down the mountain - i.e. write some crazy dialogue, steal material from folks talking at a coffee shop and use it, put your protagonist in harm's way and then get them out of it. Write something you'd never write - step out of the comfort zone. Excellent quote. Makes me think, because I'm stuck in the "box" and need to follow my advice.
Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing,there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass,the world is too full to talk about.Ideas, language, even the phraseeach otherdoesn't make any sense.Rumi (Sufi Mystic 1207-1273 A.D.)translation by Coleman BarksThought you might want to see the entire poem. -- Jan
Jan, that's fantastic! Thank you for sharing the complete poem. I love it. Joanne, that's how the phrase hit me too...bust out and be braver about bending and breaking the rules. Rachel, I had to laugh about staying until the laptop battery is dead. I get it. JoJo, doesn't it feel great to be in neutral territory from time to time. Peaceful. Great comments! Thanks!
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