Sunday, February 20, 2011

i can feel this

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I feel the drop of the stomach and the rush and the exhilaration and the peace as if that were me. It's crazy to think that your body can relate to a photo if the photographer does it right.

I think this was always my motivation behind writing. I always wish to say something in a way that will make someone just stop to feel. I want that moment of recognition in the reader--the moment when they stumble and then catch themselves--the moment when they forget they are not in motion--the moment that they don't see words but an experience--I strive to enable this interaction. To capture something just right so that words transcend the physical boundaries of their form and surface as pure feeling in another--I think if this were to happen, something so simple would be the greatest accomplishment.


  1. I remember having read and interview in which the great William Faulkner said: "The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life."

    No less a sage than Faulkner confirms the validity of your motivation; that you are compelled to write with these ends in your heart gives one hope that the power of art in language will triumph wherever your words meet the minds of those who take them in.

  2. That quote is perfect. That is exactly what I was thinking, but he says it better :)


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