Grit, and bear it

What is grit? The plural, grits, refers to the cereal I like that’s not easy to cook. It doesn’t reheat well or go down easily. It may need a second stirring, honey and patience. The quality of grit relies on not overcooking or undercooking, but being consistent. With grit, I make the phone call or query again about a project, a workshop or article I’m working on, repeat the conversation I had with a non-listening child or relative. Trying new approaches and ingredients by learning from the past. Each day, grit greets us anew.


About sheilaklewis

As a writing coach, meditation teacher, writer, and academic tutor, I'm passionate about words and the silent spaces between words. In this context, I run book clubs and writers' groups where the resonance of carefully crafted words can spark readers and writers to share their own stories. Connecting through conversation; making memories matter; embracing editing and revision, and imaginative wordplay are some solo and collective outcomes. I came to what I call my "Meditate Write Now" practice after years of art-making, writing grants, curriculum, children's stories, and more. Meditation kept my mind from meandering too far off point and also led me to write from the still point within. May our paths cross in creative journeys across time and internet connections! Other details: My husband and I are the parents of two amazing sons and one daughter-in-law, and smitten grandparents of Micah (born December, 2013). I don't drive, and have lived in the same apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, for too long.
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2 Responses to Grit, and bear it

  1. Lia says:

    I love grits, and I love grit. Lia

  2. sheilaklewis says:

    I can always count on you to read my stuff, and be gritty. Yay, thanks! Glad you are here.

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