Archive for May 2013
A poet friend of mine, Mike Delp, always advised his students at Interlochen Arts Academy to knock down every woodpile they saw on campus. (There are a lot of them, Mike said.) Along with that, he told them to re-stack every knocked down pile.*
I like the circularity of that: leave a penny, take a penny; that which is destroyed is built back up, and that which is built is destroyed.
Mike’s intent was to show his students one way to feed their creativity, a path to the muse, and I like that too.
I had a good writing morning today.
(I’m not moving the pile back, by the way. But there are other piles.)
*Mike’s advice came to me via the North of 45 Writer’s Retreat held in Curtis, Michigan over the weekend, at Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn. An awesome event: I had FUN.