GEORGE ELIOT LIVES was retitled as KARMA ROAD
The workshop leader, poet Maggie Smith, gave us what I will call 'triggers' to get us writing. She had us write down ten things that held significant meaning for us. Looking over the list I'd written, I found that Eliot stood out for me like the midnight hour stood out for Cinderella. And not only did she play a significant role in my list, but I realized that I was looking at her as a mother figure. After all she was so much like me, she could have been a mother to me.
Little did I know that when I walked into the classroom of that poetry workshop, that I would learn something very important about my association with George Eliot (aka Mary Ann Evans). Though she did not want children of her own, she mothered many children. Perhaps she is mothering from afar someone who resonates with her own spirit. I hope I make her proud." ~ Freda M. Chaney http://www.karmaroadgettingofftheroundabout.com