Working hard – literally, all day, every day – to complete the manuscript for Orbis Books about our work writing with Vermont’s incarcerated women. Finding myself wanting to quote the incredible wisdom in the words of these women – wisdom from the street, the broken heart, destroyed childhood; from spirit, faith and hope . . . Knowing I need to wait so the book will be whole and impactful in its own right. Believing this is good work and honored to witness the steps, from first tentative crawl to sprawling leap. Eager to see which of the wise and wonderful women we’ve invited to ‘blurb’ the book will. Grateful to have found work that feeds even as I am fed.