Unearthing Personal Gold
I’m more interested in the written word than politics, but ever since the turn of events south of the border that hurled the world on its head for many people, I’ve become a regular consumer of CNN and viewer of all the late night talk shows. At times, it seems as though this is all a waste of precious writing time, and of precious fallow time so necessary for the creative writer. On the other hand, I feel as though these new habits of consuming political content has made me even more determined to seek out quality literature that feeds my mind and my soul. So, although I have always favoured reading The New Yorker and Harper’s, I’m doing that even more these days. I feel compelled to do this so as to restore balance to my personal, mental ecosystem. When it feels as though the world has gone crazy, it’s even more imperative that we ground ourselves.
In this episode, I talk about the importance of reading writing that inspires you.