Full-time photographer. Love reading. Love writing. oh yeah...love making visual discoveries with the camera
As a photographer, I am drawn to the way light plays with us when least expected. I feel the urge to catch it and show others its beauty and playfulness.
With that same photographer's looking glass, my real-life observations,like so many unannounced random jewels of light, trigger in me the need to jot down short reminders, thoughts, notes, to safeguard until they can be studied and developed. They may morph into poems, flash fiction, short stories or an entire theme for a novel.
These notes then are like snippets of captured light that must be shared. It is their further development, however, using pencil and paper or plastic keyboards , akin to the processing in a film darkroom, that I hope to conjure up, and out, all the additional wording waiting to be used, to be shared, to be understood. If it is entertaining, fine.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin-Harriet Beecher Stowe, Treasure Island-Robert Louis Stevenson, The Great Railway Bazaar-Paul Theroux, Report to Greco - Nikos Kazanzatkis, Bird by Bird-Anne Lamott, We Took to the Woods-Louise Dickinson Rich, A Walk in the Woods-Bill Bryson, Goethe - The Sorrows of Young Werther, A Woman on Paper - Georgia O'Keeffe, Flannery O'Connor, Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle, Reverence for Life, Albert Schweitzer
Carl, I would love to read your fairytale/novel when it's published. I'm very envious you've been to the mermaid parade - how much fun it must have been!
How lovely of you xxx
Carl, thanks for the note on Old or Fat.
Thanks for your comment on my story! I did not write it on a plane, but I did write it on a bird. The bird died recently though, due to engine failure.
I'll make you some sticky buns. Thanks for the comment.
Hi Carl, sorry for the late thank-you, but I haven't forgotten. Moved to Germany, so I've been a bit busy. Anyway, thanks for the read and comment on Frank Meets Francine - much appreciated. fos.
Thank you so much, Carl! Means much that you enjoyed "Pool Toys" enough to comment. Best, HM
Thank you for your read and comments on my poem "Remembering the Future," Carl. I greatly appreciate it.
Hi Carl, thank you for commenting on my "Marmalade". I don't know if he was wearing a hat, he may be the kind of man who does. He once told me while walking down Sappho street he was singing "Que sera, sera..." to himself. And added that he was too old for this. But probably not old enough for a hat.
Thank you for your comment on Spaghetti Woman. In fact, I think we are all drawing from our collective unconscious about the stratosphere, where the fragile ozone layer exists. Just today the NY Times said that worsening storms due to global warming are harming the ozone layer with a backsplash of water in an area that is normally desert dry. Our surival on earth depends on it. I'm not surprised it's popping up in lots of stories. I also enjoyed your unfortunate Invisible Woman.