One fateful day I discovered the phrase face to face with the sky scrawled in purple paint on a pier. It’s from the poem “Time and Again” by Rilke. Year after year, I’ve found this phrase capture the feeling writing gives me: ineffable, yet something I have no doubt fellow writers and creators will understand.

The graffiti (or shall we call it open source artwork?) that inspired it all:


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Sketch of sky reflected in glasses copyright © Gina DiPietro 2018 (dear friend, talented artist)