W101.V2. Day 6. My Space

The following questions have been posed as part of this writing assignment

  • What are your writing habits?
  • What equipment or supplies do you use to write?
  • What do you need and want in a physical space?

Habits are usually used in the same breath as addictions. An inability to make it through the day without spending some time on that activity. It could also refer to a set of forced actions that we have to do whether we want it or not. I don’t think writing is a habit in the sense of these definitions. It’s neither a forced action nor an addictive habit. 

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W101.V2. Day 5. Musings of a Muse

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.

~ T. S. Eliot

I‌ don’t know where to begin to describe or define poetry. I believe that poetry is the art of showing the world in a light it has never been seen in. It isn’t about looking at something new. It isn’t about looking at something with a new look.

Poetry is the art of finding a new way to look.

Then what about the poet?‌ Is the poet merely a looking glass or a window to the world that was never opened? John Keats sums it up with his quote:

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W101.V2. Day 4. Alone In A Crowd

He had lived his life, fully planned.

Every day, he knew where he wanted to go as if his whole life could have been mapped out. He knew, what to do, how to do it – or otherwise, how to get it done. He was perfect, immaculate and a flawless gentleman. He was there for everybody, and that was the problem.

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W101.V2. Day 3. Ssh !

Secrets have always been part of our lives. Some things are best kept a secret. Especially as people grow older, they are more conscious about things like their age and wage. Secrets are usually shared between a tight-knit group of people, a trust circle if you get my drift.‌ We’ve all heard or said the phrase “I won’t tell anyone” and the usual aside “except for my best friend” when dealing with secrets.

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W101.V2. Day 2. Listing My Lists

Why do we make lists? Me? I have a mild disposition towards perfection. Not as much as Sheldon Cooper, but not less than Sherlock Holmes. Although I’d love to have a sock drawer index.

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W101.V2. Day 1: The Right to Write

Why do I‌ write?

This question is right up on the same list with

  • Who am I?
  • What do I want?
  • What is my purpose?
  • What will give me happiness?

In essence,‌ it is fundamentally, an existential question. I could say that it is to express myself which is an answer that many people are going to have. But there has to be something deeper than that. It doesn’t feel right if I talk about something I‌ feel I am good at without it involving something special.

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