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Are you baking a literary pie?

When I woke this morning, I was delighted to see rays of sun bursting through the trees as I’d been expecting rainfall.

I walked outside with a mug of tea in my hand and sat among the trees, enjoying the morning birdsong and the rustling of leaves in the breeze.

When I looked up, I noticed the first tiny apples on the branches of one of the trees following its beautiful display of blossoms earlier this year. If I’d walked past quickly, I’d have missed them. The green spheres only had a slight red blush and were nestled among the leaves, hiding.

I squeezed one between my fingers. It felt rough and so tough that it would break a tooth. It was far from being ready to be harvested and turned into a delicious pie.

The start of a creative project can feel much the same. Following the blossom of an idea, you get to work but the first efforts can feel small, rough and far from your dream of literary delight. 

But, just as a tree continues to nurture its fruit, keep nurturing your creativity, keep working on that project.

Harvest will come. You’ll get to enjoy the fruits of your work.

Literary pie will be your reward.

‘What are you planting today to harvest tomorrow?’

― Lailah Gifty Akita
About Loretta Milan

Founder and Commissioning Editor of Lightbox Originals. On a mission to get the world writing and finding wellbeing through words. Loves books, tea, travel and art.

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