about

I’ve been lucky enough to spend most of my adult existence living a creative life…as a dancer, choreographer, dance teacher, and dance writer…then as the creator/designer of my own line of linen and hemp clothing. Life in recent years took me down a less creative path career-wise, but I’m slowly working my way back to a creative—and more spiritual—life. This blog is a part of that.

The motivation for starting the blog was twofold: First, I wanted a place to collect and share favorite quotations and writings by others, words that have touched or inspired me. I have been blessed to be guided at crucial moments by the words of others, and I’d like to pay it forward by sharing words that might guide those who read them. Second, I wanted to usher myself back into writing again, this time in a more personal way.

My own writing can be found in random thoughts, things that make me smile, and 25 words…and here and there in other posts. The rest of the posts share the talents of other writers and artists whose work inspires me.

I hope you find something here that has meaning for you. Thanks for stopping by.

Viki Atkinson (aka pathwriter)

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49 thoughts on “about

  1. I have just discovered your site thanks to a friend. Thank you so much for this blog. There is much heartfelt beauty in these lines. I have discovered your
    site at the right time on my journey. Write away with abandon. You are making a positive difference. Thank you, thank you……..

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  3. are you on twitter ? your quotes are really useful, i liked the one abt ubuntu. I’d like to follow your quotes on twitter.
    tc

  4. I dont remember how I stumbled across your blog a few months ago but I am so glad I did. I draw inspiration from every post of yours and its become a habit of mine to now check in almost everyday. Thank you so very much.

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  8. What an excellent way to find the way back to yourself. The arts, particularly writing, are seeds that sow understanding and redemption in our lives. Beautiful work.

  9. Hello pathwriter,

    Thank you so much for this writing. It is not only honest and refreshing but also helpful to me. I feel as though you are putting into words some of what is going on for me in this big transition time in my life. I suppose we are both in her 40s and having midlife crises of the sort. But the word crisis doesn’t do it justice, does it? It’s really about silver linings or somesuch. The way will become clear! Wishing you all the best, Liz

    • Hi, Liz… I’m glad you understand and can relate to some of what I’ve written…sometimes even I think I sound a little “out there.” I have enjoyed your writing, too, even if I haven’t taken the time to comment. I especially liked your “howly growly hurricane” story, and was interested to read about your weekend meditation retreat (I did two 10-day retreats with my ex-husband back in the 90s at Vipassana Meditation Center in Shelburne Falls, MA and have thought recently that a short retreat would probably be good for me right now.)

      I agree that the word crisis seems inadequate, but I also agree that crisis is somehow connected to silver linings. I went looking just now on my blog for a re-post of a story by Anne Lamott that says something along those lines…and realized that I never posted it. I’ll do that tonight. I think you’ll appreciate it.

      Thank you for your kind words and good wishes. Glad we’ve connected through cyberspace. :) Viki

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