Writing the bridge between us

25 Jan The Play

Shakespeare said: "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts" We do all play different parts at different times...But I don't believe our lives are just "sound and fury signifying nothing" as the Bard went on to say. When you've had your world torn apart-or lost a chunk here or there-life can seem absurd. Irrelevant. But while we're still on the stage the show must go on. If we find meaning and motivation in our roles we can learn our new parts when other characters and props come and go as the scenery changes.
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17 Dec Awake and dreaming

“For I have always been a seeker, a dreamer, and a ponderer on seeking and dreaming...” -H.P. Lovecraft I write fiction. I dream up people and journey with them into places I know and places I have never seen, creating stories for other people to read with the hope that we can journey together and make sense of this collective experience we call Life. When I was little, there was a treehouse in my back yard, at the top of a tall Mulberry tree. I'd climb up there and spend hours alone reading books and daydreaming. There was something about being up high, surrounded by branches and leaves that made life feel magical. I could look out over our yard and neighborhood. Everything that seemed boring from the ground became a story. People went in and out of their homes, playing out the drama of ordinary lives but I could imagine interesting plots and intrigues from my perch above. Playing in the theoretical and imaginary.
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