The 10 weeks before this week have been a learning experience. This week, the 11th week, has been the first time I've really felt right about this project.
Also, it is the first time I feel really proud of what I've made.
I love words. I love how writing them down can heal a person. I love how you can hear a song lyric and suddenly not feel so alone anymore. You can make someone's day or completely wreck it with your words.
Words have power. And I love that.
One of my favorite quotes is from the book On The Road by Jack Kerouac. He says, "Don't use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry."
It's a phrase I often remind myself of when I'm at a loss for words.
Poetry is forgiving. It doesn't have to perfect. It doesn't even have to be read. It just has to be made.
It's kind of like art.
Video by Alyssa Valiente.