When it comes to writing and storytelling, we’d all like to be the next N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, Ray A. Youngbear, or Sherman Alexie. But the reality is that most of us won’t win the Pulitzer Prize or other esteemed honors for literature. What we can do, like Momaday and Silko, is tell our stories. Thus contributing to the web of consciousness, we can honor what’s important to us, and maybe at the same time participate in recreating our mutual reality. There is a lot of work to be done in rewriting the script of humanity, and contributions both great and small are required. So I encourage writers to share whatever gift you have; every little bit helps.
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