an accidental writer (2023 sequel): Resonance and echo motivation

Writing is lonely. What drives a writer to write? A guitar resting in a corner can play by itself to synchronize with several other guitars being played in the same room. I was told by a band member. Sound waves that are of equal frequency and phase add together to form a wave of larger … Continue reading an accidental writer (2023 sequel): Resonance and echo motivation

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Accidental art and writing (a sequel): How does clarity motivate a reader? Resonance

Any serious writer will tell you what clarity really means. It means freedom from encumbrances-encumbrances such as, requiring everyone to be confined to pre-specified space, time, schedule, program, hoards of strange and illogical-irrational man-made rituals, sprouting "causes" which suddenly sprang out seemingly from nowhere like a thick veil of impenitrable fog onto the surface of … Continue reading Accidental art and writing (a sequel): How does clarity motivate a reader? Resonance

the hermit poet lauds “cheers” to himself

taken 2019-10-07 《a poem inviting an old friend to come over for a drink, written while climbing the Orchid Mountain in autumn》 Amidst white clouds of the Northern Mountain, the hermit lauds “cheers” to himself, Gazing afar, overtures a higher climb, his heart yearns with the parting geese. Enfolding dusk arouses a faint sorrow, yet … Continue reading the hermit poet lauds “cheers” to himself

a dense but colorful concrete jungle

Today I walked through a Dense but not boring Concrete Jungle. I bought the book for a young person. But it was left in my house for a long time. So one recent day I decided to buy some coloring pencils and tried out this pass time activity. The first picture was a rather futuristic one and … Continue reading a dense but colorful concrete jungle

we can hear the colors before we see them

It IS Easy Being Green! I took this picture by the roadside. When you look at the picture closer you will find that it is not perfect. It has a lot of lush green leaves but it also has leaves with holes. It is by the side of a little park which is regularly maintained … Continue reading we can hear the colors before we see them

The Joy of Writing: two poems for the weekend

The Joy of Writing Why does this written doe bound through these written woods? For a drink of written water from a spring whose surface will xerox her soft muzzle? Why does she lift her head; does she hear something? Perched on four slim legs borrowed from the truth, she pricks up her ears beneath … Continue reading The Joy of Writing: two poems for the weekend

detail focused dog

Details smell and wag my tail not as it may seem entail I go for detail Note: This little dog came from nowhere and started smelling everyone's feet one day as a group of travelers visited a village in a developing country. It was an extremely poor farming community. But the residents seem to love dogs and … Continue reading detail focused dog