This piece by Amanda Mull is important. Two excerpts: Now, in apparently quitting his psychiatric medication for the sake of his creativity, West is promoting one of mental health’s most persistent and dangerous myths: that suffering is necessary for great art. Esmé Weijun Wang, a novelist who has written about living with schizoaffective disorder, has … Continue reading Listen, Everyone. Please Take Your Medication.
I found this poem by accident one spring a few years ago. You should read it. Here.
This links to the sections focusing on 500-1000 A.D, but I bet you can't stop there.
This is an except from something I wrote a few years ago. Below it is a Spotify link to the song "Chicago." It's possible to encounter O'Connnor's stories (you never really just read them) without explicitly discerning her deep, abiding belief in literary art as Christian vocation or her mission to show, as she said, … Continue reading Flannery and Sufjan
media: palm stems, rubber bands, cutting board, chalice. View album here.
Tiffany Erkisen is raising money for clean water, and there’s a really cool art piece in the mix. Check out her most recent post!
When I have little to no clue what I’m doing here, in this life, with these dreams, and with my junk drawer of mismatched talents.
I just don’t get it.
My life at times seems to resemble that bag that Mary Poppins had- she just kept pulling things out here and there, things that didn’t seem to fit, things that may not have made sense, other things that were simply magical, yet they all served some purpose to her. What do you do with what you have when it doesn’t seem to fit together?
You throw it out there and you let the pieces lay where they fall. *
*Disclaimer: this is in no way foolproof.
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