Now, say no. What happens then? You know what happens - you close, you stop, you become an obdurate block of negation. And I'm not saying you need to say Yes when you mean No or that you need to be an agreeable nincompoop. Absolutely not. But to life, to experience, to travel, to learning - why YES you do!
A writer must write with Yes and perhaps edit with a bit of No but definitely polish with Yes. You must dance with Yes and love with Yes and eat and cook and walk with Yes. Your Friday Challenge is to take a recent piece of work and give it the yes test. Run through it saying yes and yes and yes and see what happens. I double-dog dare ya!
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
e. e. cummings
And then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes.
James Joyce , Ulysses