Thank you for such profound and invaluable reminders, Harold and Deb! Truly moving, and moving into the poem…
“You sit/awake tonight, your fingers/over the pages scattered out before you,/listening too through your hands.”– Harold Rhenisch*
Allow your head to spin with ideas! If the mind is a wooden red door with frosted or cracked panes then Editor HaroldRhenisch opened several windows for me! That’s my view of a worthy editor or mentor. He opened and closed doors and windows until I felt unhinged and accepted new possibilities: a stronger voice (or voices) and an infinite imagination ‘summer’-saulting like tumbleweeds across a silent and vacant field.
The editor as magician? Harold Rhenisch says “an editor is a set of wise eyes with a sharp knife and a smile”.
If you are an editor and/or a writer who has worked with an editor, you may disagree. You may even slam the door on my fingers and tell me my observations are wrong. C’est la vie!
What I have learned is that in the…
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