"Art is made through a series of moments--choices--leading each to the next. Life is made the same way. When we desire to live artfully, we must live not only consciously but concretely. We must shape our life." -Julia Cameron

I believe I've shared this quotation before, but it's one I keep returning to. My husband and one of my daughters have been ill, the poetry prize has spun my head, I have two sets of papers to grade, and a fundraiser at church this weekend. But it's five a.m. Right now, I can sit here and write.