This morning a friend emailed me with some encouraging words as I embark on a community blog project with two neighbor friends who are also at-home writers:

I think that one of the greatest gifts a writer can give her community is Witnessing. Witnessing the events, overt and covert, that create shifting and movement on the many levels of life. That’s what wakes us up.

Of course one doesn’t have to write for a blog in order to engage in this type of witnessing. It can happen through conversation and sharing stories on a front porch, posting a photo to Facebook or Flickr for others to see,  attending a community festival or local Meetup group.

In other words, just show up and wake up.


Filed under: Stories/Storytelling


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