During Christmas break there’s no better way to get creative than to explore God’s creation.
It’s all here. In Great Falls park where the Potomac splits Maryland and Virginia and the rocks create for us endless castles on either side. By the river the rocks are worn and smooth from friction, but higher up its crags and crooked steps. A playground for both body and mind.
Somehow the simple act of scrambling about, fingers icy, becomes a lodestone for book ideas.
Intuitions about characters and settings assail me. I stand helpless before the Muses.
It makes me feel rather heroic!