By Marcia Thornton Jones
The other day I attended a Writing-and-Yoga workshop at the
for Literacy and Learning. Laura Whitaker provided yoga sequences and inspirational quotes for loosening and strengthening our bodies while Jennifer Mattox matched the energy of the yoga with quotes and prompts for exploring character, setting, and plot. Carnegie Center
All my life I’ve believed I was lazy. That I lacked energy. Didn’t do enough. That I needed to go-go-go and do-do-do. Maybe, just maybe, I had it wrong. An abundance of expectations, goals, task lists, and busy-ness backs my muse into corners and muffles her voice. Maybe what I need to do is stop. Sit still. Be quiet. Because it’s the quiet that provides the space and freedom within which creativity—and my voice—can flourish and be heard.