Tuesday, November 1, 2011

What's worth attention?

The point of writing is to share what's gotten the writer's attention with those who would find it stimulating or gain new insight. Since so little I read reflects my point of view, I can find plenty of mind-boggling perspectives to read.

In fiction – like Stone Arabia – authors write all these delicate observations of life that somehow resonate of diligent attention to surroundings and other people, and I think: I could never write such things; I would simply never notice. It often makes me think I'm not pretentious enough to be an author: Not only are there many topics I am extremely indifferent to pursuing, but I'm just not into unraveling characters' psyches enough to analyze how such obscure threads weave into the minutiae of their underlying angst.

For a big-picture generalist like me, these provoking details explore mundane living from an unimaginably bleak perspective. It's incomprehensible to believe people really want to hone these intensely fear-based opinions into predominating motivations – and yet, even in memoirs (like Devotion or Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses) it's clear plenty of people in the world live these fear-gripping viewpoints.

If you're one of those people, it could be a relief to explore a different point of view because living in fear is what makes the world so full of inexplicable choices too many people perpetrate on each other – and themselves.

For a mind-opening, inspiring, maybe even enlightening POV, you could check out my website. I've got stories and even Ebook drafts posted as FREE .PDFs. (Just Email me some feedback!!)
I wonder... what you think.
         

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