When you say it out loud it may be misheard, misunderstood, misinterpreted or misapplied. The magic and the menace of putting it out there is what happens after. Maybe it’s a marvel we didn’t plan or anticipate. Maybe it’s a mess we didn’t intend.
It’s still worth the risk, though. Every time.
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Yes, it’s worth the risk. I remember leading a writers’ group in which our time to talk about what we wrote was often punctuated by someone saying “Well, I don’t know why I wrote this, but here it is.” Then that person would read what she’d written. Someone else always (always!) said, “I know why you wrote that. It was just what I needed to hear.”