Tuesday, October 1, 2013


I'm posting every day in October for The Nester's #31Days link-up. Click here to see all of my posts in this series.

Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second.
-Robert Frost

At first, I thought this quote meant that we should talk more to inspire our writing, or something.  But no; Frost is saying (basically) that talking too much can diminish your writing.  Or maybe that the more we talk about writing, the less we might feel the need to actually write?

Open the hydrant, and the stream from the faucet dwindles to a faint drip...drip...drip.  And even if you turn the faucet on as high as possible, there's still just not enough pressure to get a steady flow.

So maybe I've been talking too much.

Maybe it's time to just sit down and write....

1 comment:

  1. I love your interpretation of this quote. I completely relate to what you're saying, sometimes it's easy to just spit the words out as they come to our mind. But it seems like my most meaningful writing comes after I've marinated on the thoughts, let them sit even as they might be uncomfortable.

    So excited to read this series of yours :)


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