When I read this paragraph from Natalie Goldberg's book, Writing Down The Bones, it grabbed me and held me to the page. The message behind the words spoke to me in a loud and clear voice. I read it again and again. In order to preserve the excitement I experienced when I read these words, I typed them on my computer, printed them on a sheet of parchment paper, and finally, framed them.
I admire Natalie Goldberg's courage and wisdom. Being honest in our writing requires courage; utilizing this courage is wise in that honesty connects us intimately to our readers.
You can click on the framed paragraph to enlarge Ms. Goldberg's message.