This was an agonizingly difficult chapter for me to write, ever since I sketched it out a couple of years ago. One of the risks with conveying sentiment is being “over-sentimental.” I feel confident that I might have overcome that. I generally fall in love with all my characters and want them to be as real as life. I’ll miss these two.
did a reading today at the creative writing institute... no matter what i’m going up to preform i always feel nervous as shit. but there is a magic in the nervousness. a vulnerability that allows you to truly BE rather than the act of trying to be what you are performing. in this moment I feel full. i feel inspired. to continue on my journey of being ME. expressing my individuality and trusting my personal process of creating those expressions. i was born a storyteller and whether it be through food, music, film or writing i will express myself. my way. with no rules. allowing myself the freedom, to be me. to be all of who I am with judgement.
~The Hottest Summers, the Greenest Trees~
A long time ago, I attended the same journalism school that Harry Crews and Carl Haissen graced, had a professor who wrote for Rolling Stone, and sat in an old red brick part of campus named after Marjorie Kinnan Rawlins as I accrued an English Lit minor and Journalism major. To say it is an inspiring beautiful city is an understatement. The tree canopy, hidden hollows, blue springs, natural places to explore are endless. Not to mention lots of cows. Mushrooms, beer. Books. Looots of discussions about who the best modern writers are. My professors favored female writers (even the men) but I prefer them ☞ all.☜
Municipal Bldg, Gainesville.
(Year unknown, source not known)
Smart kids take every opportunity to learn from their elders. My nephew Corbin enjoying stories told by his 90 year old great Uncle Gustav. Great Uncle Gustav enjoying telling studly nephew Corbin stories. #family#storyteller#familyhistory#austrian