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Holiday Wishes

posted: 12.22.14 by Andrea Lunsford

Over this holiday season, I’m spending time on the northern California coast, where we’ve been rocked by much-needed storms and rain for the last two weeks. I sit in my upstairs study, looking out toward the Pacific as the huge swells advance and crash onto the little cove beyond my house. I’ve spent some time sending Happy Holiday, Happy Hanukkah, and Merry Christmas cards and some time walking (in between rain showers). But most of my time has been spent writing—upcoming talks, new chapters for textbooks, and a lot of email messages to those I love most—like my grandnieces Audrey and Lila, here dressed up with me for our annual outing to “The Nutcracker”:

How lucky I feel to take such pleasure in work, the work of writing, that shapes my days and that shades into communion with family and friends. So on this holiday season, here’s my wish for writing teachers everywhere: may you be with those you love best, and may you write long and well to those you can’t be with. Writing the ties that bind.

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