Last night I started reading Louise Glück's "Proofs and Theories - Essays on Poetry." Of the many books we own of writers writing about writing, "Proofs and Theories," a collection of her short essays and talks, is fast becoming one of my favorites. Most of you know the character of my songwriting and poetry and are creative spirits yourselves, so you will know immediately why I was compelled to share this with you. Seeing evidence of the universality of the difficulties that beset those of us attempting to live a creative life always provides a glimmer of light in the dark, chaotic center of my self doubt. I can only imagine that some version of this may be true for you, too, and you may take some measure of comfort in the sure knowledge that you are not alone.
May your muse be kind and generous,
Coming to you live from Coyote Gulch Studios, high in the magical Mojave,