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.