Listening & Reading

gourds by elizabeth stokkebye

these days i listen and read a lot:

i listen to david whyte read his poem santiago.

i read your duck is my duck by deborah eisenberg.

i listen to david bowie’s let’s dance.

i read the art of character by david corbett.

(that’s three davids).

i listen to back to black by amy winehouse.

i read from your true home by thich nhat hanh.

such powerful voices

i am inspired and humble in their presence. i absorb their lyrics, their insight, and their knowledge. i need all the help i can get in my quest of finishing my novel.

i know when i connect to voices who are of importance to me. i am surrounded by hundreds of voices whom i’ve listened to and read. they fill up my bookcases and my you tube channel.

the important ones i keep reading from day to day to nourish myself. ambrosia and nectar for the soul.


  1. Bringing forth a novel is kind of like being pregnant — you’ve got to take in quality stuff to nourish what you’re incubating. So good for you šŸ™‚

    Looking forward to reading your book one day, Elizabeth.

  2. Thank you for sharing the wonderful suggestions with, Elizabeth. Anything by Thich Nhat Hahn goes on my TBR list. Nourishing the soul is at least as important as nourishing the body.

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