I have not posted in a while. Sometimes pain fuels writing, other times it stunts it. It has been two months since the suicide of someone I loved dearly, yet today I found out that he had a shortcut to my blog on his desktop.
Yesterday, I sobbed drunkenly into the arms of countless friends. I can’t remember how I got home.
Today, I published my first paid poem with Haiku Journal!
Last year, I lost three people I truly loved, and three beautiful mammals as well.
This year, I got invited to speak at two conferences and have received full funding for them!
I know this is not a poem or a story, an essay or a painting, I know this is not what you’re used to reading from me, but this needs to be said.
Dark and light, joy and sorrow, these are not opposites. They can exist at the same time, in the same place. Writing is how I balance these things. Writing saves my life every day, whether it’s in a private journal or on this blog among writers much more talented than I’ll ever be.