I’ve learned two things from Robert Frost and his approach to writing.
- Not every observation or happening is resolvable. Writing about things that catch your interest is sometimes just a form of creative, expansive play without commitment to a specific outcome or message.
- You’re not a writer unless you write. Far away from his polished “Sunday best”, Frost kept extensive journals and workbooks in which he trialled ideas and played with techniques, not only for the discipline of practice, but also for the sheer pleasure of writing.
I make no serious commitment to Robert Frost, but these two ideas provide a framework for this blog. I hope they put this mess in context.