It’s not everyday you get writing advice from two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. But I did. Today. It’s not everyday you get an exclusive one-on-one interview with David Goldman either. But I did. Yesterday. It’s not everyday that you get blessed with these things, these meetings with well-known, proven people who have, at the least, stories to tell.
“You were meant to do this,” she said. “You’re following your muse.”
If that’s true, then listening to your intuition can feel an awful lot like being in the right place at the right time. Because I’m not sure you’re actually listening to it. You might just be allowing it to take you for a wild ride, knowing full-well that it will take you somewhere. I suppose that is at the heart of letting go, the deep breath you take as you close your eyes, and when you open them, the surprise of seeing something familiar.
Something you always knew you could get to.
Like writing advice. Or a confidential conversation amidst international media coverage.
And yet, these are things I could never have imagined. I could have never named them if I tried. These details are so intricate, well-woven into a narrative I just so happen to be a part of in some small way and just so happens to be entirely my own. “If it looks like I’m having fun up here, well…I am.” That’s what Robert Pinsky said after he performed one of his poems. But I imagine it to be God just using him as a vessel.