Episode 35: Fearing Paris
Today’s episode is part of a series called “Lessons from Paris.” In this series I’ve chosen essays from my book A Writer’s Paris that I’m betting will help you deepen your connection to your creative life and motivate you to create every day. Today’s show, the eighth in the series, is called “Fearing Paris.”
The episode begins this way:
“Maybe you fear coming to Paris to write. But is it really Paris that you fear? My hunch is that it isn’t. I doubt that you fear not knowing the language, ending up in a closet-sized studio, or subjecting yourself to a supercilious shrug or two. I bet that the thought of managing your affairs from an Internet café or buying a foreign shampoo doesn’t seem all that daunting. My hunch is that what you fear, if you fear anything, is bringing into consciousness a trunk full of painful thoughts about your writing past, present, and future.”
Tune in to hear more!