Dancing in The Shadows

In Owning Your Own Shadow, author Robert Johnson writes, “Narrow creativity always brings a narrow shadow, while broader talents call up a greater portion of the dark.”

Most of my life I thought that avoiding my shadow meant success. Now I am distressed to learn how totally untrue this is. It is incredible to me that I have found in my writing a willingness to do just the opposite. More than a willingness, I have an almost panicky desire to dance in the shadows. I can’t get there fast enough.

I hope you learned to dance before I did.

7 thoughts on “Dancing in The Shadows

  1. jhvn June 16, 2014 / 9:04 pm

    Great! The more we get to know all our shadows the more creative we get. I;m glad to be reminded of that. Anything Robert Johnson writes deserves attention.

    • fictionfitz June 18, 2014 / 8:07 am

      Reads almost like a novel

  2. SirenaTales June 17, 2014 / 10:21 pm

    Oh, I love this quote, which resonates with truth–thank you. How cool that you have discovered how to do this dance, and are willing to jump in! Happy dancing, my friend.

    • fictionfitz June 18, 2014 / 7:59 am

      I am not sure of the how, but I have discovered where the dances are held.

      • SirenaTales June 18, 2014 / 8:01 am

        Excellent! Enjoy….

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