The Reach of Literature
I want to thank those who have read my novels, and their generosity in providing reviews to post to my website. Especially those good people from the other side of the world.
I'm reminded of the unparalleled reach of literature, and those artists who have touched me...across time and space...with the enduring images they've created that have lived on in my own imagination. I'm grateful for the many authors and poets and musicians and painters who have inspired me and impacted my life. They took risks to give away their work, and as a fellow author, I know the inherent vulnerability in committing myself to the page.
I heard a lecture once entitled, The Spirituality of Creativity. The speaker said that it is in giving away our creative gifts that more in turn is generated. But playing it safe, and keeping it locked away for risk of rejection is what will inevitably stifle creativity. I sense the truth of these words, and am beginning to look ahead to writing again, and taking new risks and probably, face new vulnerabilities. Thanks for the encouraging words my reviewers offered to keep writing. Their own words reach further into me than they could ever know.
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