To Reach The Green Light At The End Of The Pier
FOR AS LONG AS IT TAKES: "We are saving ourselves through the words," says Eleanor, the leading lady of a novel-in-progress. This exploration into the creative process -- which includes plenty of distractions/tangents /thoughts & rants by Eleanor, her Biographer, and selected guest artists -- will continue until Eleanor is certain her story is "right." (But we dare not jump ahead of ourselves.)
There will be the occasional typo (as Eleanor points out), and much of this is intended to be "original draft" -- what comes out of our mouths (heads) first, and then set down in that order. Not all of it will be included in the novel, but all of it is happening in real time.
Monday, April 14, 2008
"Get My World Whole Again," Part Two
Note to self: forget rational thought, whatever rational is left. You have every right to hold her accountable. I mean, for God’s sake, stop accepting that the world has to sit on your damn shoulders that already hurt so much, and get angry at someone who hurts you, okay? Love will win over hate any time, but you’ve got to let the hate out. Sometimes, you’ve got to say, I hate you for doing this to me, for making me do this. I overheard this next bit of wisdom at a coffeehouse, or on a bus, or in a crowded elevator. Doesn't really matter. I can’t recall where I heard it, but I sure recall the words. "You don’t fall in love. You stand firm in love. Because you never know when your man is going to be out of work, or get into some trouble, and then he’s on the streets and needs you most." You can fall out of love as quickly as you fall in love, but standing firm in love, that takes something else entirely. That’s love made real, as in tangible, as in something you can put your fingers around and hold and rock like a baby and kiss and tell it, hey, everything is going to be fine because I’m with you and I don’t intend to let you be alone. We can face this thing together. That’s standing firm in love, and that’s why I will find a way myself to stand firm in love – for the two of us. That's why, you know? Are you listening to me? The disconnect is happening again. There are voices, but the sound has been turned off. -- an excerpt
ELEANOR says: "Please turn the page. Keep reading."
For more of Eleanor and her Biographer -- as well as the work of our many guest artists -- check out the older postings. "Everything is part of the process, and the process is the journey," Eleanor says.