The Gray Man by Paul Klee
OFF THE CUFF Writing
During the holidays, I have been reading a book entitled “Writing Down the Bones” written by Natalie Goldberg, which excites my writing ‘off the cuff.’ As Natalie puts it, the challenge here is to avoid ‘the abstract;’ briefly write what comes to mind and ‘detail the real stuff.’ Hope you enjoy this challenge-which may be just the fresh start anyone can write about in this New Year!
Starting tomorrow, I will begin a fast
from rising to noon for 30 days
surely my body and senses will revolt
but afterwards sensing a good outcome in my bones
I will be better for it!
…that’s the secret power of fasting…