So the last tip from Lance Larsen is to “fall in love with the world and take notes.”
It feels hard to fall in love with the world today. I feel this overwhelming sadness and shock. How do we love a world where things like this happen? Where someone decides to take innocent lives, to terrorize people, to turn something wonderful into something horrific?
Lance says, “Take notes . . . right on the spot, if possible. Writing is often more a matter of collecting and eavesdropping than inventing.”
I think today, we should all take notes. We should write down what we feel. We should write down what we love. We should write down what we can do to make the world a better place.
Carrie Jones, a YA writer, blogged about her experience at the marathon. She does it beautifully. And with honesty. And pain.
What did you write today? What do you love about this world? What can you share with others that will bring them hope? Joy? Peace? Even in the middle of so much sadness.