Divine Distraction Disguised as the Gift of Artistic Lineage.

When I was a little girl I used to call a phone number that had a new recorded story everyday. It was a lifeline for me. I struggled with lonlienss and when a new story became available I found renewed strength and hope. I don’t know how I found the phone number to call or the drive to keep calling everyday but it was a needed and happy distraction, a divine distraction.

Recently, I saw a “for rent” sign on the window of what I knew to be David Whyte’s offices and was distracted to say the least! I know now after several weeks of considering the question: could I make something of this space for rent? I realized I am a writer at heart, I live and breathe stories and I have been kept alive by potery and art especially that of David Whyte. I feel I have been gifted this opportunity to carry on a lineage of storytelling and in order to do this I have to face my self-doubt about who I am and what is possible. I have never owned a business and worry that this is a distraction from my writing. But this worrying is just a mood of procrastination it will pass. The gift that is being presented stays, the gift that begs the question, what do I have to give and what are others wanting to share? I think this space created by an artist whose work has meant so much to me is key to the question of what I have to give. Taking on the potential of making a business of my writing is what seems to be an unwitting gift of my teacher. David Whyte inspires creativity and here I am ready to take the baton. My writing did not start out as a teaching but the oppurtinity has arrived. River Horse Writing Salon is coming out of a lineage tradition. I am curiuos how it will resonate in the world. Stay tuned!



One response to “Divine Distraction Disguised as the Gift of Artistic Lineage.”

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    Tanya Blair Riebeling

    Can’t wait to see what comes next Angie.

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