Saturday, December 28, 2013

The groove is the thing


My beautiful baker is back in her groove. That's a key lime cupcake, simple and small and perfect. She has a gift, that girl. It comes from her love of the art of it. Doesn't all inspired work come from love of the art and the craft and the doing? Most people I know do not understand how one can love editing, but I do love it, especially when I edit writers who are passionate about their craft. The connection in such circumstances can be sublime. I imprint on the voice and the intent of the artist with the purest heart. I don't know how else to describe it. I fall in love.


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  1. I am grateful for posts like this. So joyful and with my favorite fruit; key lime to boot.

    Jaime

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  2. Yumminess all around. Her tiny cake, your words.

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    1. Ms Moon, she says the sink in the top of the cupcake means something went wrong. But to me it is still a perfect morsel! Hugs.

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  3. because the word the written word is at least this is my guess holy to you that's why you love editing. I feel this way about poetry about critiquing poetry which is why no matter how tempting I could never tell a budding poet (or an established one) this is great unless I really felt it. why I would never slack off on a critique or gloss it over. to find the possibility in each piece I so get this.

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    1. Rebecca, you are so right. The written word is holy, the cadence of them sacred interior music. To find the possibility in each piece, yes. And some pieces arrive completely, already whole. I am just the midwife. I chose the right field all those years ago. I choose it still. It remains to be seen whether it still chooses me. xoxo

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  4. I wish I could reach into the computer and pull that perfect cupcake right out and take a bite.

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  5. Beautiful. I'm in need of your eyes --

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    1. Elizabeth, my eyes are yours, and my love.

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  6. Excellent work! I know what you mean about loving your craft, though I cringe when I think about you reading my blog posts and probably finding that they need a LOT of editing. :)

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    1. Steve, I don't read blog posts that way. To me, what we do here is like an extended conversation among friends, a checking in on how life is going, what we are feeling, anything we want to share. I don't edit as I read here. There isn't that analytical remove. But as a journalist yourself, I know you know the feeling I describe. It suspect it informs you even now, in your work with books.

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  7. crafting food, crafting the written word....two passions of mine in one perfect post. and dang, that cupcake looks fabulous. so much more appealing in its minimalist presentation than the overblown type featured everywhere. yum!

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    1. susan, i so agree with you about the simplicity of that cupcake, even though my daughter cannot help but see the sink in the center as a misstep. I think it's perfect exactly so, a hollow to welcome red raspberries! Hugs.

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  8. it's so wonderful to fall in love with something you're also gifted at doing. cherish that

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    1. Candice, thank you for that kind word. To love one's work, I do cherish it. xo

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  9. What a lovely post. It's a beautiful photo of a lovely little treat and beautiful words about passion.

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