Why Gossip and Solitude?

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I chose Gossip and Solitude as a title for this blog because of a sentence I came across in A Broom of One’s Own by Nancy Peacock. “I think there are two things writers love more than anything else. One is solitude, and the other is gossip.” To me, gossip is a metaphor for life itself, the kind that comes rushing at you with sounds, sights, people, laughter, breezes, hugs, and well, you get the picture. After so much of the surging, pulsating life, however, you need time alone to reflect, ponder, and organize your thoughts. The trick is in finding a balance. Too much gossip and too little solitude result in blank pages. Too much solitude and too little gossip can also result in blank pages too. If the well is empty….

About jayne bowers

*married with children, stepchildren, grandchildren, in-laws, ex-laws, and a host of other family members and fabulous friends *semi-retired psychology instructor at two community colleges *writer
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