"Life is not orderly. No matter how we try to make life so, right in the middle of it we die, lose a leg, fall in love, drop a jar of applesauce."- Natalie Goldberg
Natalie Goldberg is a poet, writer, painter, teacher of creative writing and has been a student of Zen Buddhism for 24 years. In her books, she explores writing as a Zen practice. I have been reading her best-seller, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within. It was a gift from a friend shortly after I began this blog, a gesture of reassurance that I would, in fact, find something to write about.