Tonight I was looking for an essay of mine that was published in Cutbank last year, and all these hits came up…
I’m so pleased to find so many quotes of my work that have been posted and reposted on Tumblr and various blogs, etc.
All night I’ve tumbled into the Tumblrsphere.
For instance, a Tumblr user – Memory’s Landscape – posted two quotes from my essay “Laughter & Forgetting,” pub’d in Cutbank (The Literary Journal of the University of Montana), January 2017 – which wasn’t easy because it’s a print journal. It took time. I mean, when there are so many incredible quotes online that can be reposted in the blink of an eye, why would someone choose to type my excerpts word by word?
Because this person is most likely thoughtful and introspective and lives a slow and contemplative life. That’s my guess.
It’s so old-fashioned – something Sean would do. Sean wrote the Duino Elegies on his studio walls with a paint brush. He also typed all of Emily Dickinson’s poems he could get his hands on, then, as if that weren’t devotion enough, he went over each word in ink too. I’m fascinated by people who aren’t in a hurry, who notice little things and shine their whole souls on them.
If any of you are reading this, a heartfelt THANKS and big hug!
One of my quotes was reposted from “Memory’s Landscape” by “Minus-Moscow” whose bio is this:
Coffee. Queer. Writing. Mythology. Wanderlust. Multi-fandom.
Reading. Day dreaming.
Night Thinking. Indie Music.
So fascinating. “Minus-Moscow” posts gifs from the film Before Sunrise (that I loved) with the dialogue:
“I believe if there’s any kind of God, it wouldn’t be in any of us – not you or me. But just this little space in between. If there’s any kind of magic in this world, it must be in the attempt of understanding someone, sharing something. I know, it’s almost impossible to succeed, but… who cares really? The answer must be in the attempt.”
Also nobodyswhorr, and (noir) also reposted…Noir posts fascinating stuff. It inspired me to set up an account and repost some (NOIR) things…
Such as this cutie who I’d love to robot dance with:
It’s amazing to get to know my readers. At thi spoint I feel I’ve spied on them but now that I’m on Tumblr too we can interact. Tumblr seems like MySpace high on Pinterest…
I love it.
Here’s my new Tumblr blog. I’ll still keep The Wandering Poet of course – but there’s just something so addictive about Tumblr…
(Gif source: Scrivomancer)