As an aside, I actually brought up a scene of this book, since I am so familiar with it now; in the erotic writing seminar I took with Harmony Eichsteadt (I learned to spell her name since yesterday.. and will be correcting it in yesterday’s entry!) soonsoon!! We were talking about taboo writing topics. I will not spoil Joe’s book for you, but one of the reasons I was so taken with it is because of the interesting way in which he deals with the shadow side of the self. Not many people dare. I try to do that with lyrics and poetry and I am working on other things too that I am hopefully developing with some bravery.
Yesterday we talked about having a responsibility to speak, if one is an artist. I feel as though I have a responsibility to love and to speak about it; since I have a capacity in my heart to do so.
Yesterday was a very full, up-and-down day. Still processing.
I still don’t quite know how lots of it will sort out! More from me later.