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If you ever had something that you wanted to say

Yesterday, I reminded a good friend of her blog. She thanked me for the reminder and replied, "These days, I feel like I have nothing much to say." That is exactly how I feel as well. And it is why this blog--and my writing--is barely alive. I feel like ever since social media gave everyone a platform, if you intend to write something and share it, you better make sure it's worth disturbing what ever silence there is left. But shouldn't that be the goal of any creative writing endeavor? Isn't that why we strive for literature? And now I'm suddenly reminded of this poem. How to Be a Poet (to remind myself) By Wendell Berry Make a place to sit down. Sit down. Be quiet. You must depend upon affection, reading, knowledge, skill—more of each than you have—inspiration, work, growing older, patience, for patience joins time to eternity. Any readers who like your poems, doubt their judgment. ii Breathe with unconditional breath the un