natalie goldberg workshop

This is the third time I’ve worked with Natalie.  definitely a love-hate relationship.  How many times can you write, “I remember”, “I’m looking at”, “I don’t remember”, “I’m not looking at”? 

It was better when I was brand new.  Now I’m a ruined advanced-beginner.

The workshop includes a lot of meditating between writing.  I used to ache for the timed quiet.  Then I dreaded the time quiet.  Now I draw pictures during the timed quiet. 

I am unschooled and untalented at drawing, and so drawing in ink has been a surprising experience.  I must use a pen because pencils make a little scratching noise on the paper and the people around me are serious meditators.  Shhhh.

The jury is still out on how the writing was this week, however I have remembered again that I adore Hemmingway and wish that I could hold his pen in my hand and draw a picture of his house in Key West. 

I flew to New Mexico to take a writing class and sat and drew.  Traveled across the country to sit and either face silence or really see.

 

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About diane heath

Beauty as a 40 Day Spiritual Discipline. The rest of the year, visit me at The Sacred Ordinary (and the ordinary ordinary).
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One Response to natalie goldberg workshop

  1. shirleyhs says:

    Diane, love your honest voice. Natalie would too, I think. 🙂

    Thanks for your visit to my blog and for adding my name to your blog roll. I’m honored.

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