Good stories involve making choices. Sometimes these are clear right/wrong issues, but real life is often more complicated. Rumi wrote "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there." Today, use that quote as a jumping off point for a story that involves making choices that are more muddled and complex.
I used the quote as a jumping off point into a poem, and made a real effort to let go of the right and wrong of writing. It was interesting to see where the poem went . . . I'll e-mail it to you - it's long.
Julia - I love the poem! Did you go in the direction you anticipated? Glad Rumi worked for you. :)ReplyDelete