Monday, February 8, 2010


I read something beautiful today. It was in Walking on Alligators: A Book of Meditations for Writers but could apply to many areas of life.

"In today already walks tomorrow." Samuel Taylor Coleridge

What an amazing concept. In the chaos of life and all the daily chores and activities, it is easy to lose sight of what is important and the process by which everything happens. Focus on today and thereby "let tomorrow into your life." In your writing, open your eyes and heart to what you are creating today as it will "shape tomorrow." I know I have to sort through the to-do piles, turn off the inner thoughts that hound me about what is yet to be accomplished and just focus on today and what I am writing now as "in today already walks tomorrow." What a motivation to write and create today!


  1. Personally, being able to turn off the inner thoughts that hound me about what's to be accomplished and just focus on today, is one of the most challenging things I've ever had to do as a writer. But I recognize that's it's crucial to writing success and something I strive to be able to do without effort.

  2. That is so true, Patricia. I find it very difficult as well but am also striving to be better at it. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.