My college roommate had a serious David Bowie obsession. Today I’ve been thinking of his song “Changes.” Turn and face the strange, ch-ch-changes.

Facing change is essential if we are to grow and strengthen in our art. That song, Changes, marked a pivotal time in Bowie’s career, and became the first song of his to make the charts. He was discovering and embracing the things that made his art unique and it brought him critical and popular acclaim.

I’m currently experiencing a small writing crisis…no biggie, and nothing that needs sympathy even, since I’ve learned by now to be patient; that these periods of doubt and struggle always precede a great growth spurt in my writing and an evolution of my “voice.” I’m looking forward to that. A pivotal time. Time to embrace the changes.