The Grace of Waiting and Its End

The Grace of Waiting and Its End

by Sophfronia Scott December 11, 2018 2 Comments

There’s a magic that comes of waiting and watching—a magic only apparent when the waiting is over. Allow me to introduce myself. I am the Queen of Waiting. I have no problem waiting out anything, even if it takes years. I have a patience born of soap operas.

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Of JAGGED LITTLE PILL and Possibility

Of JAGGED LITTLE PILL and Possibility

by Sophfronia Scott June 14, 2018 10 Comments

Yes, I had witnessed the tears falling every night. I felt the energy whoosh through the room like a cyclone. I couldn’t believe anyone could walk away from that show and not be transformed. And I know that Diane also felt and understood the transformative power of theater. 

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The Shape of Grief

The Shape of Grief

by Sophfronia Scott March 29, 2018 4 Comments

In the minutes after I learned of Katy’s death, the cold wrapped around my insides so I was shivering even in an overheated room. In the ensuing days I would have to take long showers and sit in hot baths. This sensation of grief is not unfamiliar.

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Talking About Love

Talking About Love

by Sophfronia Scott November 16, 2017 2 Comments

When the worst has happened, when your life seems irretrievably shattered and nothing makes sense, then here’s what you can do: CHOOSE. You can choose love. You can choose to see love at work in your life. You can choose to act out of that love. You can choose to have love sustain you.

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When Summer Speaks

When Summer Speaks

by Sophfronia Scott August 09, 2017 1 Comment

This quiet, then and now, makes me feel like I’m cupped in the palm of a hand. But who is holding me? Is someone beyond the summer speaking in this silence? I’m not sure it matters—not as long as I keep listening.

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The Work of a Wand

The Work of a Wand

by Sophfronia Scott December 08, 2016

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Notes on Giving a Live Reading: How an Essay Comes to Life

Notes on Giving a Live Reading: How an Essay Comes to Life

by Sophfronia Scott September 01, 2016

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Writer's Habits: The Importance of Non-Writing Writing

Writer's Habits: The Importance of Non-Writing Writing

by Sophfronia Scott June 20, 2016

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What a Writer's Celebration Looks Like

What a Writer's Celebration Looks Like

by Sophfronia Scott June 02, 2016

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How to Be a Writer

How to Be a Writer

by Sophfronia Scott May 25, 2016 1 Comment

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The Writing Mentor: Frederick Buechner

The Writing Mentor: Frederick Buechner

by Sophfronia Scott March 02, 2016 1 Comment

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Why Ruminate Matters

Why Ruminate Matters

by Sophfronia Scott October 22, 2015

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Spiritual Journey Mile Marker: Rob Bell, NYC

by Sophfronia Scott September 15, 2015

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For Roxane Gay: Notes from a Forgiving Heart

For Roxane Gay: Notes from a Forgiving Heart

by Sophfronia Scott June 27, 2015 3 Comments

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Vulnerable: The Definition of an Open Heart

Vulnerable: The Definition of an Open Heart

by Sophfronia Scott May 22, 2015

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