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David Mitchell on How to Write: "Neglect Everything Else"

David Mitchell on How to Write: "Neglect Everything Else" | Duck of Destiny |
The Cloud Atlas author keeps a James Wright poem as a reminder to live in the now.

Via Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.
Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, October 2, 2014 5:37 PM

"We have a hard time remaining in the present: Our monkey minds are continually jumping through the jungles of the past and the forests of the future. But Wright’s poem says: Stop! Just stop. Calm down, be quiet, and look around. It’s an homage to, and an exhortation of, the act of seeing. . . The world is very good at distracting us." So when you can, yes, neglect everything else.

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