Show your soul

“One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Art – Van Gogh, A Lane near Arles, 1888.

Words

I love words.
I cherish idioms, jargon, vernacular language. The most I love is Pan’s Labyrinth or treasure trove of word-work. Which firstly blind-numbs my eyes and mind. Then I have the eyesight of Argus and my mind channels the hands of Vulcan.

Art by Andrea Kowch.

I, mind by by Erich Michaels

Wondrous simplicity in the words of Erich Michaels:

” … In my head I didn’t carry uncertainty like a leaden blanket, ending sentences in…?
In return you punctuated every sentence with

I love you. ”

https://suddendenouement.com/2019/04/15/i-mind/

Erich Michaels describes himself as “just trying to share the human experience.” He has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing, but find himself writing SOPs (lather, rinse, repeat) in order to make a living, which can be detrimental to the creative process. You can find him on the road to recovery at Erich Michaels. Every journey begins with a single step, right?

The hardest questions

If you were an artist, how would you promote your art?

1. Hire a pen to spin a good yarn for https://hyperallergic.com/.

2. Speak to your art crowd and lure them to the place of your own creation, your Legendary Land.

Art by Wilhelm Kotarbiński – 1900.

Light …

“But also I say this: that light is an invitation to happiness, and that happiness, when it’s done right, is a kind of holiness, palpable and redemptive.”
Mary Oliver

Art – Gustav Klimt – The Swamp

SD Short Story Contest Finalist: All Caps, No Spaces – Wes Trexler

“You’re completely disoriented as you run down the steps of the courthouse in Downtown Manhattan. This isn’t exactly your neighborhood, and it’s hard to get your bearings straight at first, but you know you have to move fast and catch a train soon, any train headed Uptown, so you move as quick as you can in dress shoes minus the laces.”

https://suddendenouement.com/2019/03/25/sd-short-story-contest-finalist-all-caps-no-spaces-wes-trexler/

Wes Trexler is an American writer and filmmaker based out of New York City. Recent stories have appeared in the Wisconsin Review, Willow Springs, Story|Houston and elsewhere. Several others have appeared in the Rag Literary Review, including one which was awarded their fiction prize in 2015. Mr. Trexler was born in West Virginia. He studied at Eastern Washington University and attended the Squaw Valley Community of Writers workshop in 2005. He plays clarinet.

Calmly We Walk through This April’s Day

“May memory restore again and again
The smallest color of the smallest day:
Time is the school in which we learn,
Time is the fire in which we burn.”
Delmore Schwartz

Art – Henri Matisse, View of Notre-Dame, 1914