Monday, December 30, 2019

Writing Naked

Monday, December 30, 2019

People often curate themselves online to present a certain image of themselves. I am guilty of that. On Instagram I am that widely traveled, always smiling girl who doesn't harbor dour, cynical, melancholic thoughts. It is here, in this blog, that I reveal my true self: a recluse who thrives in the solitary way of life, choosing to close herself off and limit her social interactions to people and events that would not disrupt her carefully ordered existence. In this space I put into words my thoughts stripped bare, guided by Denis Johnson's lasting advice: "Write naked. That means write what you would never say. Write in blood. As if ink is too precious you can't waste it. Write in exile, as if you are never going to get home again, and you have to call back every detail. "

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