Welcome to The Faraway Nearby

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Writers are solitaries by vocation and necessity. I sometimes think the test is not so much talent, which is not as rare as people think, but purpose or vocation, which manifests in part as the ability to endure a lot of solitude and keep working.

– Rebecca Solnit: The Faraway Nearby (forthcoming) 

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Triora Mountains

Colla Melosa, Italy, September 2012 (sub rosa)

 

7 Comments Add yours

  1. litlove says:

    I do hope that’s true. I might have a glimmer of a chance at last, if it is! 🙂

  2. jane tims says:

    Hi. I agree that a lot of people have talent, but get bogged down in daily life so they never have the chance to develop or explore. How many brilliant people have fallen by the wayside? Jane

  3. Jen says:

    I drink in that photo, and I drink in the reclusiveness !

  4. cynthia says:

    I LOVED A Field Guide to Getting Lost! Great photo.

    1. Sigrun says:

      I did too! So good she is here again with a new book for us!

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