Friday, July 15, 2011

Write to know what you know...

I stumbled upon this quote from John Henry Newman 
'I think that writing is a stimulus to the mental faculties, to originality, to the the power of illustration, to the arrangement of topics, second to none. Till a man begins to put down his thoughts about a subject on paper he will not ascertain what he knows and what he does not know, still less will he be able to express what he does know.'

I know for me that writing is a time where I am steeped in knowing that I am not alone in this universe.  
In this private time of grief I cannot now share ...but this affirmation of how part of prayer a writer's words can be. 

for David

1 comment:

GretchenJoanna said...

It's really true. Glad to know you are using all your resources to deal with grief and know God in it.