THOUGHTS ON A WRITER’S IDENTITY
Hey, sports fans, I’m acutely aware that this is Blog Numero Uno. The Seed Blog. But I’m sorry to say, I can’t come up with a headline. I have no thesis statement. Amanda: she’s a __________. What’s the pithy fill-in for that particular blank? There is a thread to my life, a filament at best. I call it “writing,” but really, for me, writing is the end point of a process (in print) or the blueprint for a process (in performance). And it’s the process that counts. Meanwhile, who’s this “I” who’s writing? What’s her nature? Unpinnable. I never know exactly where I am. (Thank you Oscar Hammerstein and Erwin Schrödinger.) Is that what it’s like for you? Are you “all over the place?” If so, is that the description of a rich life or a euphemism for confusion?
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