Sunday, 2 October 2011

Good medicine

I thought my fingers would never navigate the keyboard again. They were unpractised at finding the right letters, slow in the keystrokes. I’d been away from writing for a month. I’d spent most of that time fighting an acute illness, dosed on antibiotics, feverish and flat. I spent some of that time catching up on my reading list; including Henriette Anne Klauser’s ‘With Pen in Hand: The Healing Power of Writing’ a great reminder of how writing can make thing better. These events reaffirmed that I don’t function well when I don't write regularly. Even if I'm their only audience, I need to spill words onto the page. My fingers are getting more limber, the words are starting to flow again. It’s good medicine; take as needed.