Remembering Why I Write (A Letter)

Amanda Eagleson
CRY Magazine
Published in
1 min readSep 28, 2021

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Bound papers, books, and one black and one blue pencil
Image By Dina Belenko

Amanda,

Seven years ago you were lost. Recovering from a manic episode that left you unmoored, you wandered into a room where people were reading poetry.
And remembered who you were, and could be again.

Poetry was an anchor, holding you still enough to retrace the route. And find your way home.

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Amanda Eagleson
CRY Magazine

Poet, Writer at Optimistic Learner and Digital Economy Forum. Board member at Vancouver Poetry House. www.optimisticlearner.com