Let Go Of Your Good Ideas As Soon As You Can

by
Joy Thigpen

"One thing I know about writing is this: spend it all, lose it all, right away, every time. The impulse to save something good is the signal to spend it now. Something more will arise for later, something better. These things fill from behind, from beneath, like well water. Similarly, the impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely & abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes."

—Annie Dillard