There is no easier way to realize story than to use yourself as the main character. This drawing is from a shoebox I have labeled The Library of Selves. They are loose. I have adopted this cat like shape, the stray cat, as a base to work with. Perhaps because it is "loose" by nature. I think it set me free in a way, to wander around , travel in my mind, cross lines, and most of all manage fear. I began using "the beast" long ago, as a component for story. I think the stray cat has been more useful because it is a character that is in between wild and tame. A character that makes a connection between so many confusing things. Like Loving and Leaving. I so often add questions to my sketches, and as I look back it seems to be a great beginning.
One of the reasons it is so hard for me to make a plan is because I never really make up my mind in any hardline manner. I am always rearranging my thoughts for the simple joy of seeing them differently.
Connection is not always that easy to explain. How do we measure what we learn from each other, OurSelves?
I think we are always asking questions. Even when we make statement that seem so sure. I am never sure. So much so that I can become very annoying to those around me. I do not even have a favorite color. But I do love a lot of things. Over time I 've come to realize I might be able to love everything. Love is almost finding a use for something. I am rambling. I know.
I love to ramble.
These two stray selves are the only ones here on the wall. They are very different. Simply because they have been considered as selves they are connected. But I can see more connections by simply looking long enough.
Love takes time.
Ok, I asked myself a lot of questions over the weekend. I thought I'd put one or two of them here.
What can I teach here that would be most useful? And then, are there any direct questions about anything I do that you might want to ask me ? Why am I asking?