The difference between loyalty and obedience — especially for writers and creators.

Leah Pellegrini
6 min readApr 7, 2022

Plus, Mary Oliver on the “third self.”

“The Mirror” by William Merritt Chase. Via Cincinnati Art Museum/Wikipedia.

I’m taking Tomato on his ordinary morning walk around the neighborhood, and I’m beginning to write this essay in my head, scrambling the ideas together. It’s due, see? I promised I’d publish a new one every week. I will keep my promise.

Leah Pellegrini

Writer, farmer, etc, just trying to make Mama Nay proud.