Heretica blog: a journey begins

“All great truths begin as blasphemies,” wrote George Bernard Shaw. Ain’t that the truth.  I’m a writer, among other things, and Heretica is my first blog.  I’m a great believer in letting the creative juices simmer, and cautious about letting words/thoughts out into the world carelessly.  We all know would-be writers who talk so much they’ve no impetus left for the page. Best to let the pressure build, the vision deepen and expand.

On the other hand, so many of my thoughts and observations fly by, like minutes and hours and days in a life.  Today I spent the afternoon nurturing a golden silence watching the daylight on the sky, the park, the people so glad of warmth of a Sunday in mid-fall.  It was in the 40s yesterday afternoon, in the 60s today. That’s Fahrenheit, of course, and by that you’ll know that I’m an American in America, the one country that refuses to bow to the centi-standard (centimeter, centigrade). On a day like today, tout le monde comes out to worship the day, and breathe, and play.  I watched the boats in the lake against the leaves stalwart green but nearly imperceptibly drying, curling at the edges,  the occasional streak of frosted blonde heralding the eternal cycle of falling fall.  How gorgeous and precious was it all.  The boats, the boats. I felt like one of the French Impressionists seeing the world dappled in color and light, trying to explain what I see and feel, all in silence, this golden silence.

But we writers work on the canvas of time.  A flat picture is for us not enough. For us, the picture has to move, to unfold a story.

More later.


~ by Shirley Kwan on October 15, 2012.

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