Now, if you’re a writer or an actor you might understand what I’m implying. If you’re not… you probably do too, though your character is, most likely, your social façade, the one that gets the job, place in the school committee and etc.
But if you’re creating something who is not you and do not plan to live in the skin of that person you’re probably like me.
I do stuff to get into someone else’s skin, have the experience, and get the hell out of there before someone catches me red-handed. But the escape part doesn’t always go that well. In the rush I may forget to take off something, to remove the scent, to put down the gun. And the characters get the chance to live my life the way they might want to. Some of their gestures come up, some of their thoughts come out, some of their desires get fulfilled because I can’t always stop them… Is it dangerous at this point, I wonder.
And here I am, fully ready to embark on one of the most incredible journeys to finding that zest that makes words turn into flesh and bones so real you may see and touch them with your eyes wide open.
Though I may not believe in anything supernatural (the way most people do, anyway), I still feel like I want a charm to protect me. Once it’s found, I’m off.
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Goodness. Two years anniversary of my being here. Goodness.
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It just dawned on me that there were no FFs for the winter. Time to catch up.
Erich Seligmann Fromm (March 23, 1900 – March 18, 1980)
Mr. Fromm isn’t a fiction writer. In fact, he’s not a writer at all – he is ‘a healer of human soul’ and one those whom I admire and respect greatly. His works are made for healing: reading them I do feel he wanted to help people understand themselves, be born, live in freedom and to, genuinely, lead a happy life. No matter what book you’ll pick (I still can’t remember which was my first but, probably, ‘Man for himself’) you’ll feel what religion can never give you: freedom to be what you truly are (or at least that you have the right to search for it).
We should have him in schools, I think. Would make for kinder and happier humans.
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After making one of the boldest decisions in my entire life, I figured it’ll be some time before it becomes possible to share some part of my magnum opus that has anything to do with reality that’s there somewhere… So, for sometime I’ll be writing in my solitary corner, trying not to ask myself why on earth those characters and that story had to become so important.
So what was I… Right! Few months ago I started http://ofpeacefulmeadow.wordpress.com/ to write about things that matter to me. Haven’t written much there yet, either because my thoughts are too hectic (mind mapping should help), or because I’m too lazy (erm, well, something should help). Either way, changes are due. If you’re in the neighborhood, do pop in.
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The title pretty much says it all. I’d like to thank you for reading this blog and showing interest in what I do, it means a lot to me.
Good luck with your endeavours and do be happy this year and for years to come =)
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November was chaotic. Somehow I liked it. Sadly, one of amazing Russian authors passed, and I thought of making this FF post in his honour, but November 30th is for another person…
Oscar Wilde student (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900)
There’s hardly anything I can say that won’t sound pretentious, so you may simply take into account that playwright and poet Oscar Wilde is one of my favourites.
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