You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.
Fiction allows us to slide into these other heads, these other places, and look out through other eyes. And then in the tale we stop before we die, or we die vicariously and unharmed, and in the world beyond the tale we turn the page or close the book, and we resume our lives.
you may not believe it
but there are people who go through life
with very little friction
they dress well
with their family
have moments of
grief but all in all
they are undisturbed
and ofte feel
and when they die
it is an easy death
usually in their
you may not believe it but
such people do
one of them.
I am not
one of them
I am not even
near to being
one of them
but they are
and I am
Do not put statements in the negative form.
And don’t start sentences with a conjunction.
If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a
great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.
If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.
This is my own reminder that I am free and I need to free myself from the things that hurt me, and that no one can tell me how to live my life, for it is mine and no one else’s.
My third tattoo & my favorite so far<3 I got a bird flying out of a birdcage for my father who died of lung cancer.
Done by Annie Johnson @ Mandrake Tattoo, Raynham Mass.