About Ode to Writing


May this day bring you peace, tranquility, and harmony.

Writing is my way of sorting out the tangled threads of thought that sit on my brain as I marinate in the feelings they elicit.  Those feelings are ground into words that make no sense and fly around in an endlessly repeating cycle until for some reason, and often in another set of circumstances, something triggers them into alignment and a picture emerges.  The picture is not a vision, but a story, a poem or an essay.

This process has been part of my writing life for as long as I can remember.  It is impossible for me to share it in any deeper sense than that described here.  Sometimes it takes weeks for me to cobble together the vision. Other times, it seems instantaneous.  I’m sure I am no different than any other writer so this revelation is mundane at best.  But for me at least, it’s an acknowledgment that there is a process. And really, it’s me saying, this is how it works for me and I’m ok with it.

My life has been filled with blessings and I truly have not suffered any tragedies. My writing then reflects only that I wish everyone the best in life and that we should be good to one another. Maybe I am just really optimistic.   If that is the case, for that I am also grateful.

This journal is organized into eleven categories listed under the menu header, “Wet Ink”.  You can navigate by topic or just read each entry as it appears by date.  The other two headers (to date) are “Abuela Afuera” and “Camino de Santiago.”  These just serve to direct readers to two topics without too much searching.

Most all of the pictures you see taken by me. They capture moments that have changed my life in some way. Those that are not mine are either free on the web or are credited to the proper entity.

I hope you enjoy what I write and understand that my Ode to Writing is just a public journal about my ideas.  Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you stop by often.

Siempre pa’ adelante.

(Always forward)