Saturday, October 22, 2011

"Sending hopeful thoughts!"

Few weeks ago my friend Tucker wrecked his truck, totaled it. He ended up recovering really well, doctors even cancelled the reconstructive surgery on his eye socket they thought was necessary. The guy's like Wolverine, I swear.

Back story's over. The day after the accident, I see a Facebook status informing the general public and asking friends to pray for Tucker's health. Okay, you're concerned, but what's an atheist supposed to say? He's a close friend of mine, and I'm supposed to leave a comment along the lines of "Oh, that's sad! Best wishes!"?

I hate feeling left out when people ask for prayer requests. Isn't there a more universal (and more real) way to ask for support in the face of adversity?

Obligatory Autumn Poem

and golds
and oranges
and ambers

Leaves shine brightest
before dripping like rain
from trees

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I'm working on an assignment for my Creative Writing class, a 5-10 page creative non-fiction piece. Sadly, this has nothing to do with it. But still, I like that I'm able to just flow and write whatever is coming to my head. I once heard it said that if you write only when you're inspired, you might make a good poet, but you'll never be a good prose writer. And that's how I'm starting to feel. I can't wait to get this prose piece over and done with so we can start working on poetry in class. I feel most proficient in poetry, having spent most of my writing efforts in putting together song lyrics. I don't write enough prose, and really I don't write enough in general. I don't read enough, either. I intend to start tonight, though. I have a journal for class; I might as well use it. I have to write a play as honors project, too. And it's due in a month. I should have been working on that more often than I have been, chipping away at it piece by piece, scene by scene. Again, I just need to write more, and write without any inhibitions. Banish the inner critic was our first lesson in Creative Writing. Invite him back in when you need to revise was the second. I haven't been following those lessons too well, but I'm getting better at it. Sadly, I think I'm gonna be up all night writing this paper. Oh well. Just wanted to get this off my mind so I could go back to working on it.