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Friday, July 8, 2016
Do Not Clutch at Outcome
Do not clutch at writing outcome for to do so is to embrace an explosive, rabid, backstabbing, and ravenous pet, combination of pit bull and piranha. This creature will shred the shirt you are wearing. It will leave you in pain. It will show others the foolishness of your choices and the vanity of your ego. It is said that this creature once existed peaceably in mythic lands, running after written products, final drafts, and publications, causing no harm until one of us embraced it. And then this creature of outcome caused havoc with livestock and the ability of nearly adolescent children to focus in school.
Far wiser is it to watch the minnows of the moment pass and pass in the river of process.
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Posted by Alexandria Peary, MFA, MFA, PhD at Friday, July 08, 2016
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