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The Writer - Changer and the Changed

by Donna Rafanello
July/August 2011
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Editor’s Note: The title of the article “Changer and the Changed” is taken from the name of an album by Cris Williamson, originally released in 1975 (available on CD from Wolf Moon Records).

I write to discover. I write to uncover. I write to begin a dialogue. I write to honor beauty. I write to remember. I write to the music that opens my heart. I write as a form of translation. I write because it allows me to confront that which I do not know. I write as an act of faith. I write to record what I love. I write to listen. I write as a witness to what I have seen. I write by grace and by grit. I write knowing words always fall short. I write past the embarrassment of exposure. I write because it is a risk, to form the words, to say the words, to be touched, to reveal how vulnerable we are. . . .
" Terry Tempest Williams, A Letter to Deb Clow, in Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert (2002)

Writing is a change process. In writing, we clarify our thoughts. When we share our writing with others, they take our ideas and contribute ...

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