Writing about adversity…


I have two favorite quotes i’m thinking about today. Though the topics they touch on are unrelated, they seem tightly intertwined for me:  writing and coping with adversity…

“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.”
(Isaac Asimov)

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”
(Ernest Hemingway)

I expect many of you can relate to both quotes, and that you know from experience how writing can be one way of working through adversity, if not during it, then in its aftermath.

Whether or not you write, if you find yourself facing adveristy of whatever sort, i wish you strength and peace.

3 thoughts on “Writing about adversity…

  1. You’ve touched upon a universal behavior, that of purging one’s angst through creative means. I love the passion behind authentic expression. Thank you for sharing yours!

  2. Thank you for your comment, Marie. Very good point about how creativity of any kind is often driven by adversity. I especially like your phrase, “the passion behind authentic expression.” Passion and authenticity are what elicit our resonant emotional response.

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