Putting words to paper is a joy! It’s a challenge and it’s interesting. It also takes some level of trust, like stepping off a cliff into the unknown with just a glimmer of trust that a solid pathway will appear before me. OK good, you get the Indiana Jones reference! It’s just how the creative process is for me; it meanders apparently effortlessly, taking shape and form as if autonomously and before I know it pages are written. The most amazing part about it all is those pages make sense; they are interesting, they are exciting, they have a rhythm and a purpose that is uniquely their own.
As a psychotherapist for many years I have learned to respect the process, to let people tell their stories in their own way, to allow trains of thought to unravel in an often meandering pattern knowing that form, clarity and substance will follow. Formulations and insights will present themselves pointing out directions and resolutions. For me writing is something like that… it requires a willingness to tolerate the unknown, to follow paths wherever they are going to lead and to patiently work with the material presented as the process unfolds and transforms into a coherent whole.