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<< When I can, I move my body before I write. Normally, I take a long walk with the dog, and try to turn off the "daily task" part of my brain. >>

Absolutely! I agree 100 percent -- not that my own modest accomplishments lend all that much weight to the argument. However, I also compose (classical music), and I must mention that Beethoven was known to have taken many, many long walks through the Vienna woods! These apparently continued to inspire him in some ways, even after he became deaf.

I am also most impressed that Susannah has remained so creatively productive while serving as a caregiver! A few decades ago, I had two children and a dog, and I am afraid my output slowed to a crawl (with apologies for the word play)!

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I give credit to all the "makers" whose making involves the creation of an entirely new life.

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Flexibility is the key! And, caregiving is absolutely a creative act. In my experience, one work feeds the other.

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I agree-and in a lot of ways, that was really the surprise for me (in terms of my creative life, at least!) of becoming a mother--how much my kids have enriched my writing life!

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I needed a reminder of this: "Any act of making, no matter how small, is valuable and meaningful." Thank you.

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yes, such an important reminder!

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Loved this interview! I appreciate what Susannah says about not being too precious about her process--such a wise reminder. Also love the point that any act of making matters ✨✨

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