Friday, October 12, 2007

The Courage Spider

A writer friend of mine had surgery on her wrist that left a narrow scar running straight up her arm.

So she added a tattoo: At the bottom of that thread of a line, she now has an inked-in spider. That little fellow reminds her, many times a day, to have the courage to go into any dark places where her writing wants to take her.

That image might stop a lot of people. But not her. She has found the reminder that works for her. Which is what we each have to do: find what works, on this particular project, at this time.

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