Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Writing Workshop in Greece

One of the reasons I think I am able to write so readily these days is that a lot of ideas shook loose during my trip to Greece.  I've always used walking (showering, too--but that's another post for another day) to work out writing problems and get ideas when I'm stuck.  My trip was a hiking +writing trip with Meredith Hall
in charge of the writing, and 
Thordis Simonsen
in charge of the hiking.

Imagine a sea so clean and blue you can see the bottom.  A trail that winds along the edge of a cliff to a chapel carved into the  rock.  An ancient abandoned temple poised  to slip into the sea.
Goat bells in the distance.  A conversation with an octopus fisherman. A petrified palm forest. The remains of a Byzantine fortress.  A restaurant in a mountain village where the waiter fills the water pitcher from a spring.  Then imagine pulling out your notebook and writing.


Elizabeth said...

I love these last tidbits -- they're gems, each one of them. It's been so good to see you again and hear your words and your voice. Thank you for everything...

Anonymous said...

Is this the chapel in Mama Mia?