"Memory is not the same as recalling information. A writer whose mind is a computer stuffed with random, meticulously recall details may have trouble selecting which ones to use. Seen this way, a bad memory can be an asset to a writer. If you have a mind like a sieve, be grateful. A sieve filters, strains and selects; though much falls through the meshwork, some remains. Memory is an act of meaning-making. It collects the disparate pieces of our lives and distills them. For writers, what we forget is as important as what we recall." ~ Rebecca McClanahan from the book Word Painting
This gets my vote as Most Inspirational Quote of the day!
|happy flowers after monsoon rains this weekend|