--Elite Writer Alias: stefhy Name: Stefhy Conartist ASL: 21/f/Canada Website:[ Education ] Days Away: 2317 Life Story: Library Card [ Ignore User ]
Favorites: 26 Forum Posts: 16 Shoutbox Posts: 18 RP Posts: 0 Signup Date: 5016 D 13.74 Years 1.37 Decades 167.2 Months 716.57 Weeks 5.016000e+8 Heart Beats -There you go eggman Quote: Though I cannot give him my hand to hold, I've given him, forever, my heart to keep.
I'm sorry I haven't contacted you lately; I've been trying to print out your story since you sent it, and thus far, I've had no luck. But we need not fear! *laughs* My manager at work printed out a bit of it so I'll get to work straight away once she gives it to me. I hope all is well, and I hope to hear from you soon! Peace and inspiration!
Thanks for your comment and favourites addition of "Like Smoke." It was much appreciated:)
I wrote this all at one time, but I did go back and make changes after. Not every time do I get lucky enough to write something "just right" the first go around. I write things down as I feel them, and sometimes they can be pretty rough. But they do serve the purpose of capturing the moment and often provide a line or two that stand out to use for the main body of the poem. I usually wait a few days to look at it again once I am through, to let it sink in and age a bit.
I think the smoking was really just a jumping-off point for the rest of it. I find the beginnings of each poem are always the hardest, like when you write a letter, or when you have to talk to someone about something tough. Usually the first bit stutters and the rest of it just comes pouring out, almost unbidden, it seems.
I was thinking that day about impermanence. About how nothing lasts. And I was also thinking about how we make decisions to do things from one moment to the next. Sometimes we do things and we don't know why. Especially things that are bad for us. We know that smoking causes cancer, for example, but this alone has not been enough incentive for me to stop. Does this mean I don't care about myself? Maybe, at least a little.
But I think it also says something about my nature. I like to take risks, and when I do and things work out, I feel fulfilled. There are those rare moments in life where we know exactly where we're going, and the why of it recedes into the background. It's when you don't ask questions and just let what is, be.
That was a part of the essence of what I was thinking.
I'm sorry I haven't gotten around to your email this past week, but I had family visiting and a packed week and no computer access. I'm really liking your last two journals - the two with the songs in them. The piano is one of my favorite instruments and I really enjoy music that includes it (if only someone could make a song with -all- of my favorite instruments in it... o.o violin, piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar - now that would be awesome!). Anyway. I must be off - going to halloween horror nights and my belly needs food beforehand or i'll feel sick all day. Ain't that a [censored]. I hope all is well, and I will print out and look over your email as soon as I possibly can. ^_^ Peace and inspiration!
definitely one step at a time. your gonna overwork yourself at this pace.
im doing ok. getting evicted today but i still have somewhere to stay. im gonna be away for a while till i get back on my feet.
till then, keep your head up and stop overworking yourself. its all about pacing. youll realize how much more easier you can do things if you just take it slow.