Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Don’t Let Reality Get in the Way

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
–Zen in the Art of Writing
©Ray Bradbury

Why do I love this line so much? Because it keeps my reality right smack in front of me, lest I forget.

This pretty much encapsulates the writing life, the artistic life, the gardening life and really— life. Period.  

Like all Zen sayings, if you explain or elaborate much, you invade and destroy the ephemeral space they inhabit. I’ve already written posts about life as story and how we organize our understanding as stories. 

I’ll leave it, then, before I get high-falutin’ again.


Vijaya said...

I love this quote too!

Mirka Breen said...

Let us keep dreams alive ~~~

janlcoates said...

There can be no other way to continue with this crazy writing pursuit - cheers!

Mirka Breen said...

Dreamers are either crazy or visionary. Let us continue to believe we're the second, in our crazy way :D