Thanks to Andy Schoenborn for helping us celebrate the National Day on Writing!
Why I wake early: to write
to water my late mother’s garden, to travel with Charley, to be alone together with my thoughts, to create a more confident writer, to shed tears over a hatchet
I write to celebrate all creatures great and small, little women and little men, the soul of an octopus, wild geese and blue horses
I write for reverent devotions, for beloved dog songs, for breaking rules of the dance and quenching the thirst of a thousand mornings upstream
I write because it matters ~
because that is what I choose to do with my one wild and precious life
not because there is ink in my pen