The Duality of Art

A very truthful post.


The Persistence of Memory



Over time, change occurs in our lives. Who we are, who our friends are, where we are. I have noticed recently that even though we have so much change in our lives as time ticks by, that doesn’t change everything. Some people from our past remain in our past because of negative memories we have of those people.

When we have friends who betray us, time does not always make us forget. The pain may go away, but the memories remain. Time does not change a loss of trust.

Also over time, good memories with good friends remain, despite the fact that we grow apart from those friends as our lives grow apart. It can be difficult adjusting to life without those good friends, but memories linger on.

Change is constant, and our memories help us to grow as individuals.


Don’t Let the Poem Write You

As writers, we sometimes run headfirst into brick walls (figuratively speaking, of course). Our hands tense up, minds go blank, and the thoughts just cannot flow from the pen to the page. We let our writer’s block get the best of us.

But what if we let this tension or lack of ideas continue? We “take a break” for too long? Those unwritten poems (or stories, blog posts, etc.) are writing us. We can’t let that happen. We are the ones with the pens in our hand (and our fingertips are on the keyboards); therefore, we are the ones in control.

Do you fellow writers have writer’s block? How do you overcome it? Any advice?

Around the World



In the Midwestern United States, winter is in full swing: snow, freezing rain, and temperatures barely in the teens. Needless to say, I’m already dreaming about May flowers…or a vacation to someplace foreign and tropical.

If you could travel anywere right now, where would you go, and why?