Self and reality. Symbol and language. Myth and image. Memory and consciousness.
Dream and unreality: locus communis.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

moment.02 || On the Nightstand

Beside my bed are nine books set up for night reading: every night for at least an hour I read to relax, center myself for sleep. Television only heightens a sense of stress in the bloodstream. Video triggers a caffeinated energy, removing any talent for falling into a strong embrace of slumber. Even late-night talk shows shift the brain into a different mode of thinking and take away potential rest.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

moment.01 || free write exercise-part 2

Over the last few days, the previous free-write session shifted focus moving from a rough draft for a possible narrative to a poem set up in tercet stanzas.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

moment.01 || free write exercise-part 1

A moment of confrontation: me and the blank paper. The page’s presence overwhelms as an impossible task, or a tight damp knot in my gym shoe laces when I was in the fourth grade, and my fingers clumsily stumbled with the braided cotton strands and the damaged, plastic aglets — until frustrated I finally gave up and wore the shoes anyway for half a day, tripping, falling over every time I tried to run and keep up with the afternoon.