Thursday, May 10, 2007
the curse and joy of travel
The writer’s paradox: You can’t write without living fully, and you can’t live fully and still find time to write.—Monica Wood, The Pocket Muse
I am writing this at a park, not far from our house—listening to the sound of traffic behind me and watching a string of mid-morning walkers circle the ball fields. My Bavarian Chocolate coffee (which needs sugar!) is in a travel mug by my side.
Writing while away from my desk makes me think of trips and travel. We just spent a long weekend in Nebraska (soaking up some time with my younger sister!), and we leave soon for a week in Bermuda. In fact, we’ve hardly stayed still all spring, going and coming, and it takes a toll on that quiet, fragile, dreaming work of writing.