Building Sand Castles with Words

You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander. We build this place with the sand of memories; these castles are our memories and inventiveness made tangible. So part of us believes that when the tide starts coming in, we won’t really have lost anything, because actually only a symbol of it was there in the sand. Another part of us thinks we’ll figure out a way to divert the ocean. This is what separates artists from ordinary people: the belief, deep in our hearts, that if we build our castles well enough, somehow the ocean won’t wash them away. I think this is a wonderful kind of person to be  ~Anne Lamott


3 thoughts on “Building Sand Castles with Words

    1. It seemed perfect this morning, especially after my rant yesterday afternoon. You overdid nothing! Your words were more encouraging than you know and they were greatly appreciated. I ate some guilt free ice cream. 🙂

      1. Oh good. Sometimes, it’s only afterward that I think, whoops, did I take for granted they can hear my tone and intent? Now, let’s see how I do before or directly after the info session to see if I have it enough for a new course. I could be diving into another tub of ice cream sooner than I think..

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