When you write, what do you need most?
A room of one’s own?
An enchanted forest?
You need electricity to write?
The fourteen of us who were lucky enough to attend the workshop Writing Spirit, Writing Faith: A Week with Mary Potter were blessed by all of the above — with a twist.
A storm knocked off electricity for more than three of our five full days together.
Our Whidbey Institute hosts performed magic, providing our most basic needs and much good cheer as we waited for the lights and the heat to come back on. Some of us wrote poems. Others worked on novels, sermons, essays. We learned, chanted, ate challah, and told stories.
We wrote by candlelight. We wrote with pens on paper.
We found inner light and we loved it.
When the lights came back on, we went a little crazy.
In this season of light, surrounded by so much darkness, where do you go to find inner light? Would love to hear your stories below!