The delicate balance of writing.
For me, writing is a delicate balance between love, obsession, and need. I constantly wonder about my humanity. I ask difficult questions like: What makes us? and What makes us special? I think the natural world fascinates in even the most ordinary things. When I speak of things, I speak of living, cellular beings which include you and me. I feel comforted by considering myself a thing. It allows me to have a deeper connection with this world. If I am a thing, just as a mulberry bush, a mollusk, or a tube worm are things, I feel more implicated, more responsible for this life. My choices and actions are influenced as I navigate nature as part of nature. I am not here to be a bystander. Perhaps this is why I try to figure out. What? I am still figuring that out.