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A letter from St. Julia
–rather, many letters–
to help us remember how to live

Every day, three pages
handwritten, connecting
the body, the mind, the soul
to the pulp of trees smoothly bound
a modern grounding.

(Her own words, ironically
mechanically printed
or more ironically
bright pixels on my phone.)

Every week, an hour
measurable, like the pages,
go out
leave the den, the office, the studio, the sofa
go out in the world
and collect sights, sounds, textures, tastes, aromas
connect your inner magpie
to the big world
and let your treasures
inform your life, your art.

The letters, the epistles from someone just ahead
reminders of the way, the path

reminding us to verb.

To seek
to walk
to listen
to pray
to find
to prosper.

*inspired by Julia Cameron‘s The Artist’s Way.