Friday, November 2, 2012

11/2/12 Blip Journal; the progress of a NYC writer by Odilia Rivera-Santos

I am writing a novel and decided to throw in everything, including the kitchen sink and other clichés. I've compiled characters crafted from hunks of experiential mud, slapping on a lopsided attitude and an extra large earlobe on another and handing people their idiosyncratic chinks in the armor. I figured out one of the most important things an artist can do is to disengage his or her ego from artistic work and the other is to maintain a schedule -- an imperfect project is infinitely more interesting than one kept in a box under the bed. 
And about the hurricane, the natural disaster we didn't believe would be catastrophic, I can only say it is another example of our egos and how they blind us to realities. Despite how well we may maneuver through life, personal relationships, work, etc., there is something more powerful than our wills and our small bodies: nature.
Nature ever so swiftly and efficiently teaches us again and again how we must be mindful of what is valuable and what we may have to risk and what we may have to leave behind to just save our selves for one more day.

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