Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Nuptial Non-Post

I'm getting married in a few days and I didn't manage to get blogs written ahead, so you're getting a short but thought out post sans images or any attempt at style in the telling.

I learned to write by living. Craving to purge the stories inside me I did so by turns between school, a rock band, and a boyfriend or two. There was encouragement and support from a high school creative writing teacher. There was guidance in the form of the novels I devoured until all hours of the night. There were (and still are) lessons learned and scenes sparked by the young men I've been privileged to have given birth to and raise...and they also provided incentive to escape into the words and pages.

Writing is a means of having more experiences via characters, of studying the possibilities of situations through the safe lens of fiction, of dissecting life one scene at a time and finding, when it is ended, that through that dissection I understand something new about the craft or people or life.

No matter what this world had in store for me, there were always words ready to lift me up, bolster me, or ground me -- whatever I needed. My words, or other author's words. Reading and writing and choosing to plug in to that creativity and imagination is a magic I eagerly indulge because it gives so much more in return.

14 comments:

  1. Getting married in a few days!?!?! CONGRATS! CONGRATS!

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    1. Thanks, KAK. TRUST ME, THERE WILL BE CHOCOLATE!!!!

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  2. Wait, what? Did you already say something about this marriage thing and I forgot? Probably. I'm such a derp. Anyway... CONGRATULATIONS! May you have many happy times together. =o)

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    1. Thank you! Nah, I didn't say before. Yanno.

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  3. Best wishes!!!! Congratulations and a HUG.

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  4. Mazel tov, Linda. I hope everything goes smoothly.

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  5. Congratulations and very best wishes!

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  6. Even when you're going into a handful of crazy full days you still pull off a post! :)

    Congratulations and may each toast be fulfilled!

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