A few months ago I went and saw past Expressing Motherhood performer Elizabeth Aquino read from a passage that was included in a new book from Barbara Abercrombie. Barbara was promoting the book “Kicking In The Wall” “A book filled with a year of writing exercise, prompts and quotes to help you break through your blocks and reach your writing goals.”


I was inspired by the small handful of writers there and by Barbara.


The book is filled with many great quotes from writers and one of which shouted out to me by Richard Rhodes. It read as follows:

“We need stories to live, all of us. We live by story. Yours enlarges the circle.”

I ended up emailing him and asking him if Expressing Motherhood could use that quote to put on a some coffee mugs we are going to have made up to sell at shows.

To my surprise, he said yes.

It’s a beautiful quote and I like the string of events that got me to him and I adore being surrounded by passionate writers and am thankful Elizabeth got me out of my home that night to hear her share her writing.

The eclectic small group of LA women and a few men made me feel like my journey to LA was a good choice for me and that once again this city which gets such a shallow rap is deeper and more interesting then it’s  given credit for being.