Those who have published through Middle Island Press know that I like to share one of my husband’s favorite expressions: “Fate favors the bold.” Furthermore, it favors any measure of doing, which is probably why “seize the day” and “seize the moment” are such long-standing expressions. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”
I shared a poem here at Poetica~Place recently, a quick penning from the back deck, the first one that I have shared in a long time. A friend of mine [Gloria Wimberley (working alongside R. L. Jones at Raven Publishing Co. here in West Virginia)] read it and approached me about being a contributor in their anthology, Compass Rose: A Poetic Sojourn Home, to the Horizon, and Beyond. (I’ve not seen it yet but a link and further promotion is forthcoming.) The point being, though, that there isn’t necessarily any advantage to keeping work sequestered. There is only now, so if we write something that we wish to share, then we should share it now for our own benefit and hopefully that of others.
I believe that we can measure life considerably according to who crosses our pathways, who walks alongside us and why. What a privilege it’s been to become acquainted with so many fine people in the literary realm of life!