To the Metal?
a poem about love, bad habits, and the human condition; composed April 2018, revised August 2018
Poem, October 2017: Barefoot Dying
Barefoot Dying I had a rock in my shoe that day: I had tried to shake it out, but it was still there That day when I was at last allowed to come in And see her antique house that used to be a corner store— Unlike a few months before, when I had dropped her off and she said “not today”— But this day I was invited (actually everyone was invited) To call the grieving sons whose lives had been upended, Whose days were now suspended in the slow sap of anxious waiting Which turns into an amber-time of...
Creativity as Interpretation (Church presentation 5.6.2012)
Guiding an idea through the many ways it could be expressed, then actualizing the expression through deliberate choices makes creativity a courageous act. In visual art, mathematics, history, writing, music, or any other context, creativity is an exercise in translation as much as creation; all who have tried to communicate outside their primary language know the tingle of fear and excitement that translation entails. Come share about your latest gutsy triumph of mind or enjoy the inspirations of others!
March 2, 2012, I competed in the inaugural ArtBout at College of the Mainland. This blog entry explains the process of my cathartic work, "Culture All-Awakening."