Writing Exercise

Following these readings, Elizabeth invites you into your own writing with the following suggestions:

  • When did your sense of time “melt away,” as happened for the young Al-Rawi when she was dancing?  Describe that moment.
  • When have your inner and outer worlds touched?  Choose one instance and write that story.
  • Consider a small, recent moment of wonder.  Describe it in a scene, as Brian Doyle does with his moment in the backyard.  What reflections arise for you?