Tell me about your relationship with libraries. About something that happened in a library.

Libraries

“I am a librarian. I discovered me in the library. I went to find me in the library . . . . I discovered that the library is the real school.” —Ray Bradbury Tell me about your relationship with libraries. About something that happened in a library.

Tell me about how you structure your days.

How I Spend My Days

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days.” —Annie Dillard, The Writing Life Tell me about how you structure your days.

Tell me about a time you grew from your difficulties. Or what your difficulties are teaching you now.

Growing From My Difficulties

“We should not feel embarrassed by our difficulties, only by our failure to grow anything beautiful from them.” —Alain De Botton Tell me about a time you grew from your difficulties. Or what your difficulties are teaching you now.

Tell me the story of an apology, given or received.

The Story of an Apology

“An apology is a good way to have the last word.” —Dale Turner Tell me the story of an apology, given, or received.

A Moment My Heart Broke

“Heartbreak is unpreventable; it is the natural outcome of caring for people and things over which we have no control.” —David Whyte Tell me about a moment your heart broke.

Writing Prompt: Tell me about a time loss led to an opening or awareness you didn't have before.

Loss

“When someone is struck by loss, there’s an openness to that which is beyond this world. When you really feel loss, when the ground is shaken, the veil thins and there is more access to the timeless, the eternal.” —Tara Brach Tell me about a time loss led to an opening or awareness you didn’t …

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Writing prompt: "You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you." —Joseph Campbell -- Tell me about a time this was true in your life.

The Life Waiting For Me

“You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.” —Joseph Campbell Tell me about a time this was true in your life.

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Writing as a Pathway: Farewell

After last night’s celebration and Claire’s wonderful chocolate cake, it’s finally the last morning of the Writing as a Pathway Through Grief, Loss, Transformation and Change retreat. And what I see around me is laughter, hugging, connecting and yes, some tears. The tough part of a retreat is always when it’s over. So we always …

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