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This is been a tough week for all of us, between the quarantine and the rising death tolls. On a happier note, Passover started this past Wednesday and today is good Friday. There’ve been many challenges to worshiping collectively, but perhaps that’s a test of our faith and also grist for our writer’s mill.
During Passover, we celebrate freedom from oppression in Israel, and we tell the story of Moses leading the Israelites to freedom by parting the Red Sea.
Easter celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion.
Whatever your religious preference, this is a tough moment and important to find comfort in the rituals of your faith.
We are being led out of panic and despair by our current administration, and there will be a resurrection of our lives as we knew them soon. Of course, everything is always changing, but choose to make the choice to believe that things happen for the better. We writers are the interpreters that will help others thrive in confusing times. So, keep writing blogging, tweeting, and share your insights with the world.
On a sad personal note: My uncle Gedale, passed away yesterday. He’s been in home hospice care for some time, and he died peacefully of extreme old age. He was a banker who worked at the World Trade Center. When 911 happened, he was on his way to a meeting at the top of the first tower. He had never been late in the entire 30 years he worked there, but on this day, he had car trouble, and his secretary was out sick, so it was left to a new member of the team to get him up to the meeting. She got lost. When they reached the elevator, my Uncle stepped inside, as the first plane hit. They both survived. After that, I never fussed about people being late!
As a brief writing exercise, set a timer for 15 minutes and write a time where you escaped death, and then write one for your character. This is a powerful technique as you’ll find both great plot and better backstory material here.
My friend Lisa Okochi, is a yoga teacher and Reiki master. She’s offering meditation classes online to become attuned to her special style of Reiki. I have taken these classes, and of all the meditations I’ve experienced, I find this the most profound, and also deeply relaxing. Check out her site for upcoming online meditations. Classes are 10 dollars and she is offering discounts during this challenging time.
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Here’s to your successful writing,
Professor Marilyn Horowitz