Gratitude doesn’t always come naturally. I have to stop sometimes, remind myself, look around, realize, feel it, absorb it. This is like writing. Stop. Remind yourself to look around. Realize what you’re writing, feel it and absorb it. Feel grateful. And move ahead in that space.


Time is a prism, its facets reflecting specific moments. Portions of my writing, I call “out of time”. These are the direct address, flashback or unexpected facets of the story’s prism.   

— Heidi Heimarck