"And it was then that in the depths of sleep
Someone breathed to me:
"You alone can do it,
an except from The Call by French poet Jules Supervielle
In one of my creativity classes, Wanderers, Vagabonds & Pilgrims, I have the participants read the complete poem The Call and then I ask them to answer these two questions:
What is it that you alone can do?
What are you waiting for?
I alone can write the book that needs to be written, the book that is being dictated to me, downloaded from the ancestors and the gods.
I'm waiting because I think I need more information.
I'm waiting because I'm afraid that what I'm being shown will change, deepen, enlarge, clarify before I get it written.
I'm waiting for that perfect first sentence to come to me.
I'm waiting until I have enough uninterrupted time to finish what I'm afraid to start.
I must remember that writers write.
I am a writer.
I write because I have to.
Ingrid, the Rune Woman
Changing Lives With Ancient Wisdom
Awaken Your Hunger
Ingrid Kincaid lives in the Pacific Northwest,
at the confluence of two rivers,
in the presence of two volcanoes.
Portland, Oregon USA
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