Turns out, a creator who is not creating turns into a beastly nightmare of her former self. What's more, the creating creator is a much more pleasant beast to be around. This is likely not news to you, as it is not to me. Yet I seem to relearn it every once in a while. … Continue reading Writing Retreat, Day 1
So normal is not a thing. It never has been, really. But we liked to think of the way things were as normal. There is how we behave today. Today we keep our distance. Today we wash our hands. Today we exorcise our demons through ethical dilemmas over whether to order grocery delivery. Oklahoma City … Continue reading Chasing Accidental Art
Recently, I stood in the lobby of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I peeled a little sticker from my ticket and pressed it into the fibers of my shirt, praying for adhesion lest I be ushered from the place. People thronged all around, some moving with purpose and others floating as mesmerized. I floated. Never … Continue reading Crowded Reverence
My Brain On You Sharpie ink
Last week, I gave you a contented cat, but this feels more like a snoot-boop kind of week. This in-your-space nose is inspired by my beloved Doberman.