A Matter of Choice
I recently attended a show by Adam Miller, auto harpist, balladeer and storyteller. I wrote this while listening, and the start of stanzas, often inspired by what he sang or story he told Still, I think it came together well.
I am Philip Brent Harris. I blog at The Pen’s Might. I am also digital artist, Philip Brent and fine artist, Brent Harris. I strive to write and to create art which resonates as well as appeals, which adds color, beauty and joy to life, and perhaps brings a smile to someone’s day or helps them question their assumptions. I hope my creative endeavors make you think, smile, laugh, or cry, that they touch you viscerally, reaching your mind, body, and spirit. With so much turmoil in our world and uncertainty in our lives, my work is intended to remind us of the beauty and goodness in the world, but also to challenge us. My writing and art question our ideas and beliefs and encourage the reader and viewer to see the world in new ways.
Excellent points, nicely and softly said. You’ve laid the groundwork for some wonderful conversations. But…my gut tells me that the people who most need to hear these thoughts on the very ones who’ve replaced the art of conversation with the semi-skill of shouting. I hope I’m wrong.
08 October 2016I'm sorry I haven't written in so long. You're right--two people who don't know each other did connect, as you and I have. I'm a victim of me. I get overwhelmed by life and isolate. Lifelong pattern. It's better than it used to be; as a teenager and young adult I didn't talk. To anyone. I just wrote. I know how weird I am. My great grandkids don't let me get away with that anymore. So I'm reconnecting.