I'm launching my blog the day Maya Angelou died. So, I looked up some of her quotes. There's the famous one, "when someone shows you who they are, believe them, the first time."
I'm getting better at it all the time.
Then, I read this one:
"It's still scary every time I go back to the past. Each morning, my heart catches. When I get there, I remember how the light was, where the draft was coming from, what odors were in the air. When I write, I get all the weeping out." - Maya Angelou
I don't know if I'd use the word "weeping", but writing does metabolize experience.