I've been working on myself. On being more open. On being more vulnerable. For years, I've written short imagist poems and long-form fiction. I've added a layer between myself and what I write. Maybe I would let my protagonist say aloud or act out some of my fears, but I seldom put them in my own voice.
I can't do it that way any more.
Sometimes life hits you hard, abruptly, exposing all your blind spots. This artificial distance between myself and what I write is one of those blind spots. I'm working on changing that now.
I haven't been writing pretty, carefully crafted little snapshots lately. I still see beauty all around me. I still feel that the best way to capture those glimpses of the infinite is through words. But these days it isn't enough to write about the beauty and ignore the pain. I have to write it all. The universe has taught me that.
Sometimes, when you're trying to sing through the screams, it's better to take a deep breath and go hardcore.
Don't worry, I'll still sing. Just expect a lot more throat-grinding mixed in.
a Deconstructionist. It's my religion.
a writer and a reader. Both are equally important.
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