Overheard: Yes, but what can writing even do in a world? Or with one, for that matter?
Other than explain, it might make a likeness. Or dream a new one. Or transform.
Most of us have glimpsed the silvery back of something flickering beyond time and space, entering and exiting with continual unpredictability, why not the pen?
If the beginning was the word, where is the continuance, except here, in this ongoing fraught attempt to dream it forward, repair the torn fabric of the cosmos through which we slipped from something elemental into something else?
What else does one do, but stitch new wings for some eventual return, word by word, and keep a record in the meantime––of how we fall?
4 thoughts on “On Writing”
That’s nice Stacey. “Nice” sounds trite, but this was deeply satisfying too, that’s more like it. Glad we met up this year and admire your work and discipline, both are remarkable. To dark places—
Cheers to you, Bill! I am so grateful for this. : )
word for word …
The continuance is always “here.”