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When you sit with your pen. . .

“When you sit with your pen every year of your life is right there, wired into the communication between your brain and your writing hand.” 

Ted Hughes

Mr. Hughes was speaking about the creative activity of writing but I think it can be said that when a scribe sits down with her pen, engaged in setting down the thoughts of others, every year of the scribe's life is there, too, and the muscle memory of years of practice and work run along that wire between brain and writing hand, don't you?

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