because i had to do it again...enjoy.
Gabcast! This Side of the Wall: Notes from The Prisoner's Wife #3 - Story Tellin: Grinding
the first part of a short story i am working on, entitled "Grinding."
excerpt from "Women Who Write Too Much" by bell hooks.
There are writers who write for fame. And there are writers who write because we need to make sense of the world we live in; writing is a way to clarify, to interpret, to reinvent. We may want our work to be recognized, but that is not the reason we write. We do not write because we must; we always have choice. We write because language is the way we keep a hold on life. With words we experience our deepest understandings of what it means to be intimate. We communicate to connect, to know community. Even though writing is a solitary act, when I sit with words that I trust will be read by someone, I know that I can never be truly alone. There is always someone who waits for words, eager to embrace them and holding them close.