June 5, 2019 Brian Allain

Why Do We Write?

What, then, could I do to ease my ache? If I prayed, God’s pervasive, dissatisfying silence only intensified my longing. Instead I dug into my jeans’ pockets for scrap paper and a ballpoint pen. I did the only thing that transformed my longing into something of substance. I wrote about it.

 

from “Writing the Sacred Journey” by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew