Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Soles of My Feet...

On an audio recording, I once heard Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way, say something to the effect of, "The soles of my feet lead to the feats of my soul."
She was referring, of course, to the oft-cited relationship between walking and creativity. The one (walking) increases the other (creativity).

While I would love to claim credit for Cameron's brilliant use of a punning antimetabole, I'll settle for appreciating the connection between my soles and my soul.

Although I'm not walking in the photo above, my soles are ready to dance across the alphabet with tip-tapping toes like a typewriter, because that's the type of writer I am. A few words later, hopefully, and that's where I'll find my soul.

3 comments:

Jacqui said...

Is antimetabole the coolest word or what?

And how great would it be to have a giant keyboard on which I could actually type dance?

Candace Ryan said...

Jacqui, I must warn you about "carpal tunnel" ankle in regards to type-dancing. Just make sure you stretch really well before AND afterwards.

:) said...

Hi! I like the quote from Julia Cameron.
Can I use it in my blog?
I feel that the statement exactly catpure how I feel while running or trekking or when I am out in a roadtrip.

I guess it is more appropriate to have your permission first before I post it.

Thanks.
5KRUNNER
http://myfeetfeats.blogspot.com/