I finally got off my butt and registered alonewithbeauty.com. Now I look more profesh and stuff, like a Proper Serious Poet.
This blog hasn’t been updated in a while, and not for lack of content – quite the contrary! The truth is I’ve been writing so much I can’t keep up with myself. Also a lot of it has been personal, and it doesn’t feel quite right to plaster that kind of stuff all over the internet. (To quote Blink 182: I guess this is called ‘growing up’).
It’s a brand new year, and I’m excited. After a lifetime of wandering around in a depressed fog, I finally feel like I’ve the ability to adequately record and share the beauty I see in the world. Discovering poetry has been like falling in love. No matter what else is happening in my world, I know that I’ve always got a way to make sense of it, and a way of converting (seemingly meaningless) experiences into things of worth. It’s comforting.
But I also feel like poetry is only the starting point. Finding a voice as a poet has given me confidence. Now I am thinking about other mediums I’d like to explore, such as film and music.
At the moment I’m waiting to find out if I’ve been accepted into a DCA program at UWS. If successful, I’ll be spending the next three years writing a thesis about the poetry of Luke Davies, as well as creating my own collection of poetry (that explores an emotional transition between polar extremes).
Until then, I’m trying to just enjoy life. (As trite as that sounds, if you dig deeper, the ‘enjoy life’ sentiment becomes increasingly complex. Such as the Dalai Lama’s quote: “the purpose of life is to be happy“. It’s not always easy to follow this advice, but you’ll be glad to hear I’ve been applying myself with studiousness and rigor – with pleasing results).
I look forward to sharing more of this journey with you.
In the meantime, here is a photo of me in a squid dress: