"Raymond’s eye for telling detail is very fine, as one expects of an accomplished writer, but to this she adds the informing eye of a natural historian of place.”
— John Keeble, author of Nocturnal America
Midge Raymond
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Weekly Writing: Moving

Write about the last time you moved. What, if anything, did you have to leave behind?


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1 Evanne Delaporte { 02.12.14 at 6:06 pm }

As I approach the anniversary of my move to a new town, I have been thinking a lot about this very question. Thank you for reminding me to write about it.

2 Midge { 02.13.14 at 9:08 am }

I hope the writing turns out to be insightful and fun. As someone who’s moved almost too many times to count, I still find myself wondering where something went (a piece of furniture, an article of clothing), and then remember having sold it or given it away or donated it. For me, it’s always a good lesson in being unattached to material things…and of course, the memories will always remain.

One of my favorite prompts is to write about something I no longer have–usually it ends up going off into some totally unexpected direction, which is great.

Thanks so much for your comment — and happy moving anniversary!