If something inside of you is real, we will probably find it interesting, and it will probably be universal. So you must risk placing real emotion at the center of your work. Write straight into the emotional center of things. Write toward vulnerability. Risk being unliked. Tell the truth as you understand it. If you’re a writer you have a moral obligation to do this. And it is a revolutionary act—truth is always subversive. [Anne Lamott]
I don’t know that I feel as strongly about truth [or Truth?!] that I would label it “always” any one thing, but I see the point BEyond the fence words are wrapping round it. Even this writing, [and lately especially this writing practise] has been a place I can go back to.
Since learning about my cancer, and Now, with my mum having her very own diagnosis of metastatic lung cancer, I canNOT figure how to write about it. I only know I am trying to, or considering it quite a lot lately.
Write straight into the emotional center of things… Risk being unliked.
I doubt my present perspectives on Writing About Something As It Is Unfolding really hold water.
...most of the time, all you have is the moment, and the imperfect love of the people around you. [Anne Lamott]
I love you, Currie