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I’ll admit, it wasn’t a normal thing to do.
Then again, I don’t think many people would accuse me of being even remotely normal.
Maybe my siblings would since they don’t know…well, even they think I’m odd but perhaps for a different way than I am, in reality.
All my children had to do was invoke a couple blue-eyes squinted, “please please please!”es and I knew I didn’t have a choice: I was going into the dry fountain in the middle of the Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland AND I was going to be photographed at the same time.
I didn’t even realize the metaphor when I lowered myself into the well, convinced my girth would cause one of the pipes to break. There I stood, writing on the edge of a fountain that at one time spurted water elegantly through the park.
Writers are known for saying, “You must keep your well filled,” usually by doing things like writing morning pages and having a time to write daily or by hanging out with other positive writers or whatever extreme self-writing-care you may think up.
Yet there I stood. Scared yet insistent. I was writing in a piercingly arid well, proving that anything is possible when the love of words is strong enough.
Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is
also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield. She teaches a teleclass/ecourse "Discover the Power of Writing & Telling Engaging, Enlightening Stories" which begins again May 24, 2012. Find details by clicking this link.
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