Quint Buchholz - Man on a Ladder
I think of my pile of old paperbacks, their pages gone wobbly, like they’d once belonged to the sea.
I’m not afraid of my truth anymore, and I will not omit pieces of myself to make you more comfortable.
O my poor words, bear with me.
Archetypes | THE WRITER
Words pour from the darkest reaches of their mind. The life force of every poetic sentence strung together stems from their very soul. Every punctuation, or lack thereof, leaks another piece of their being. From another world, from another dimension entirely, comes the fractured bits they need; ripping themselves apart in search of the perfect phrasing. Small miracles are made on napkins worldwide. It begins with a doodle of words held together by the hopes of something magnificent. Something that will change the lives of millions. It begins with a doodle, and ends in the adventurer we so emphatically followed reaching their goal after all the painful monoliths in their way. We are writers, and we are the saviors of the every hero inside of us.
I also believe that introversion is my greatest strength. I have such a strong inner life that I’m never bored and only occasionally lonely. No matter what mayhem is happening around me, I know I can always turn inward.
A fav illustrator- Taeeun Yoo, from her book The Little Red Fish