Matilda Syndrome

6 years ago with 33 comments
When I was younger I used to write poetry, and some of it was pretty good. It was just like they tell you about: a thought or mood or phrase would suddenly erupt at the center of me, and there was nothing to be done but to sit down and work it out until it turned into a few stanzas at least. Things were different then. I was lonelier, for one, and had more time to myself, to sit around and be ...

Pierced

8 years ago with 29 comments
Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Sam Cooke. My new Pandora station has been helping to keep me sane. I should be depending on the Lord for that, but I ask you: who else could have made Patsy Cline? Music always makes me think of colors, and Patsy is a deep, breathless blue, like a summer sky at midnight. Thank God for Pandora, too, because all of my old music is so saturated in memories that I can ...