You may recognize the poet Muriel Rukeyser’s words:

What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?
The world would split open.

from “Kathe Kollwitz
Speed of Darkness

This next excerpt comes from the same poem. Here Rukeyser is writing in the voice of the German artist whose name is the title of the poem.

“The process is after all like music,
like the development of a piece of music.
The figures come back and
again and again
A theme may seem to have been put aside,
but it keeps returning–
the same thing modulated,
somewhat changed in form.
Usually richer.
And it is
very good that this is so.

That sounds like a description of what’s happening here with this project. And also, for that matter, what happens when working on a piece of writing.

I had been concerned about echoes and repetition. But no more. Even though I’m writing an individual piece each day, a whole is being created.

Apparently it is good that this is so.


 365 true things about me
why this daily practice