Hi, I’m Louise. I live in Maine but am a Missourian at heart. I love to brag about my terriers: Polly Ester & Wallace Winters. I enjoy things like honest people, poetry, a nice meal, British invasion rock-n-roll and bad TV shows.
The objective of this blog is to:
1) keep writing alive
2) use it to keep track of stuff
This has been a struggle for forever. I used to write in diaries throughout my adolescent years. Filled up pages and books of streams of consciousness. Well, I hated to re-read them, threw them away, embarrassed that someone would get a hold of these journals, to turn around and mock me. It’s a funny thing, the older I become, the more concern I show for feeling or looking stupid; but in truth, it should matter less. Instead of questioning myself, I should be proud to showcase a thought, prove some sort of process, exemplify that my brain is still working and that grammar skills (or what’s left) hasn’t completely exited the building. A free blog is a way to throw something on the wall and see what sticks.
Also, there’s this:
“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”
— Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country, 2005