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Tears and surprises

Friday, January 30, 2009 by Marianne Elliott

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Sunrise over Waipero Bay

Sunrise over Waipero Bay, 3 January 2009

"No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader."

Robert Frost

Which explains why it's okay that I sometimes cry over my keyboard as I write and why it is exciting when the next bit of the story catches me unawares.


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6 Responses to "Tears and surprises"

  1. i never actually thought of it like that, but it does make sense.
    thanks for sharing your story here, i am really deeply moved to be able to share it with you and shed some tears of my own as i travel through your words.
    that’s a really beautiful photo too – makes me long for the oceans, beaches and sands of my homeland.

  2. mmmmm…i love everything about this beautiful and poetic post.
    it’s such an honour to share the tears and surprises of this journey here with you.

  3. [a} says:

    🙂 You’re a sweetheart. Thanks for writing & sharing & giving so much of yourself.

  4. Paris Parfait says:

    Just reading this quote and your words made me cry. Because any story worth telling is wrenching – especially to the writer who has to relive it to tell it. xo

  5. Paris Parfait says:

    Oh and wow – what a gorgeous photograph!

  6. Swirly says:

    YES….a million times, YES. I am with you.

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