Storytime: Make and Take

Last month there was a solid week where I parceled my life into a series of 3 hour and 44 minute increments.

This time-keeping exercise was not to the detriment of my occupation, but I would be lying if I said I hadn’t made slight adjustments to my morning commute, disappeared for coffee at oddly specific times throughout the day, and given honest thought to a brisk morning run.. At 3:17AM.

And as bizarre as this behavior may seem given the ‘why’, I was not alone in my pursuit. Over the course of my measured week, I met teachers, bus drivers, reporters, executives, newlyweds, tourists, school children, scientists and chefs who had also been watching the clock.

There were no complimentary Red Sox tickets or golden Wonka Bars to be had at the end of this rainbow. Rather, the ‘why’ whose siren song had captivated the hearts and Outlook reminders of Bostonians from across the city..

..just so happened to be a palm-sized plastic rooster.

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Weekly Wrap-Up for March 10 – March 16, 2017

since the epoch x a curious nature x the sensation of moving slowly back in time

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Weekly Wrap-Up for March 03 – March 09, 2017

night of the hunter x disrupt x to be seen x caught in a dream 

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Weekly Wrap-Up for February 17 – March 02, 2017

deep cuts x this land x varying the chorus x legacy

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Once in a Lifetime and Once Upon a Time

“All our work is about freedom. Nobody can buy our projects, nobody can sell tickets to experience our projects. Freedom is the enemy of possession and possession is equal to permanence. That is why our projects cannot remain and must go away forever. Our projects are ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ and ‘once upon a time.’”Christo and Jeanne-Claude 

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Weekly Wrap-Up for February 10 – 16, 2017

a curious nature x the uncertainty principle x king solomon’s mines x witness to beauty 

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Weekly Wrap-Up for February 03-09, 2017

you are here x wild & precious x as i see you, you see me x on the horizon

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Weekly Wrap-Up for January 20-February 02, 2017

the newest romantics x destruction of memory x transition of power x the me nobody knows

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Writing Begins with Self-Forgiveness

Paintings by Alexandre Cabanel

“..We read a lot about different writers’ eccentric processes – but what about those crucial moments before we put pen to paper? For me, writing always begins with self-forgiveness. I don’t sit down and rush headlong into the blank page. I make coffee. I put on a song I like. I drink the coffee, listen to the song. I don’t write. Beginning with forgiveness revolutionizes the writing process, returns it being to a journey of creativity rather than an exercise in self-flagellation.  I forgive myself for not sitting down to write sooner, for taking yesterday off, for living my life. That shame? I release it. My body unclenches; a new lightness takes over once that burden has floated off. There is room, now, for story, idea, life.

I put my hands on the keyboard and begin.”  - Daniel José Older

That’s the ending, now let’s start from the beginning..

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Weekly Wrap-Up for January 13-19, 2016

murmurations x i dread to think x not of this earth x together we rise

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