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Writing With Quiet Hands by Paula Munier

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Chapter Sixteen

Wherever You Write, There You Are

“So what will you do today, knowing that you are one of the rarest forms of life to ever walk the earth? How will you carry yourself? What will you do with your hands?” —Mark Nepo

As I begin to write this last chapter, snow is falling, falling, falling. I look out my living room at the lake behind the cottage, where the record snowfall has drifted in high swells across its wide frozen face. It’s been snowing ceaselessly for two weeks now, and much of Boston is literally snowbound. The trains aren’t running and the roads aren’t plowed and the weatherman says that more snow is on the way.

Even the hardiest New Englanders are growing cranky. Spring is still an endless thirty-nine days away. Nobody ...

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