Monday, May 22, 2017

The danger of a single story

"Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter."
-African proverb

A book must be

"A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us."

-Kafka





Monday, May 1, 2017

Last Lines Shift

"When I teach writing I tell my students that the invisible, unwritten last line of every essay should be and nothing was ever the same again. By which I mean the reader should feel the ground shift, if only a little bit, when he or she comes to the end of the essay. Also, there should be something at stake in the writing of it. Or, better yet, everything."
Cheryl Strayed 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Triumph is Trying

"There's no end to the thread that I pull, it's electric like fire and light. It's an anthem majestic I weave, sing, shout, dabble in words or with easels. I see triumph as trying, not seeking appraisals so the heart is enabled."

Amelia Bethel

Bloom Anyway

"The sunset doesn't care if we watch it or not. It will keep on being beautiful, even if no one bothers to look at it."

Gene Amole

Look Up

"I avoid looking forward or backward and try to keep looking upward."

Charlotte Bronte

The Broom and the Mess

"Sometimes, I'm the mess. Sometimes, I'm the broom. On the hardest days, I have to be both."

Rudy Francisco