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January 11, 2010


Dee Stewart

great post, Madison. it made me think of God speaking to the creation of Earth.

"Words are meant to disclose the mystery of the silence from which they come."

I think about the void of silence in the galaxy as God made plans for Earth, or Lucifer's fear and wonder at God's silence before He dismissed him. Long time ago people used to say only speak if it will improve the silence.

Jeanne Damoff

Great quote and lovely thoughts to go with it, Madison. I also appreciate Dee's comment. This post makes me think about the importance of a quiet, awake mind. Too often as writers we're driven by deadlines. We place blinders on our eyes to keep us focused on the page, trusting our own imaginations, store of knowledge, and internet-based research to supply all the substance for our writing. No wonder we run dry.

My best story ideas sneak up on me when I'm out living my life, beckoning me to listen as they whisper their mysteries. Words follow.

Thanks for this.
Love, Jeanne

K.M. Weiland - Historical Author

Great post. The Nouwen quote reminds me of another great quote I heard last week: “What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers.” - Logan Pearsall Smith

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