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Randy-inspiration from Shakespeare’s dog talk or why I keep writing

      Ron Rosenbaum in THE SHAKESPEARE WAR touches on so much of what I want to achieve as a writer: it has more to do with me than Shakespeare.   As a writer, I’m looking for unexpected creative impulses.   I don’t always find them, as I’m writing.   But I live for those surprises that come without “hunting for words,” bursts of creativity, that add “exhilaration” to my writing” (quotes from Rosenbaum); and now, as I’ve mature I seek the receptive space, the sense of freedom and self, that allows me to get there.

       But I can’t escape my age.   It gives me a sense of urgency; and my thoughts have turned to creating as much as I can or doing as much as I can with the time I have left.   I haven’t always been as productive as I could’ve been.   I have never planned…I say this was generally true, as I address the fact that I don’t think I have reached my full potential or completely polished or finished anything.   But everyday, after a routine of eating, reading, exercising, taking my medicine and watching the news, I write something, but generally it is not filled with the “kind of allegory of the experience, the exhilaration, the pure pleasure” that Rosenbaum found in “the dog talk” of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.

    Good night, Randy Ford

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