Thursday, September 22, 2011

Works in Progress

I was listening to NPR last week and listened to an interview with acclaimed author, John Edgar Wideman.  He said something that really made me think: a work in progress is not a waste of time, he said.  Rather, a work in progress is a privilege.

I have tended to look at works in progress as something hanging over my head that I must finish.  Considering Mr. Wideman's statement, however, perhaps a work in progress is a reminder that I have been given a gift and that the work is a manifestation of that gift.  That not using it would be the true waste.  That every time I create something, I am saying thank you.

I am back to work.  Thank you.

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