Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Bright sun today made this self shadow image from the bridge. At breakfast we talked about when we finally understand ourselves, we are no longer that person but have become someone else. Maybe we are always looking back at our shadow selves. I think the process of writing helps us understand who we are. My poems explore my past even when they begin with a present experience. I dug out my middle-grade novel yesterday, finally! I am exploring issues I have struggled with in my main character. In watching her grow and change, I see part of my own journey. She may be a shadow of who I was, but perhaps she will become someone I would like to be.