Thank you for visiting Becoming Roots! I can’t say that I know where this will go, but maybe that’s half the fun. That’s the way it is with growing things, after all… they sprout out branches that may or may not thrive, drop some roots here and there, and become – well, themselves. I’m just someone who likes to create. And yet, sometimes, this drive is damped and hampered by the same silliness that foils us all: Master Doubt. Enough! I said to myself (okay, maybe a thousand times). I will write something, create something, and take to heart this concept of ‘just write’. We will see how it takes shape, and I welcome – welcome! – feedback.
Why do I write? Because it is a part of me, simply. But to break it down, I love the precision, the forms, the structures, the process. But I love what’s past those structures even more. To me, in the spaces just beyond the structure – that’s where creativity lives and breathes. It bursts and trickles, leaps out of its confines and filters into reality, questioning and reconfiguring it every single time. Beyond the forms and the words, creativity lies in the inconceivable, unwilling to be reconciled and waiting to be heard. Or written…
Here, I’ll piece together bits of things: stories, possibly a line or two at a time (mostly fiction, perhaps some not), maybe a few poems, and definitely some musings and thoughts. If any of it speaks to you, that makes me very happy. I know that I have been moved and inspired and awed by so much that I have seen in this community, and I am honoured to be a part of it.
One of my inspirations (for creativity, for expanding understanding beyond that which can be understood, and for liberation from the confines of all the world tells me I’m not):
‘One day, Yanguan called to his assistant, “Bring me the rhinoceros fan.”
The assistant said, “It’s broken.”
Yanguan said, “In that case, bring me the rhinoceros.”
from Bring me the Rhinoceros, by John Tarrant
Thank you for stopping by, and please let me know if you have a blog you would like me to visit as well. Best wishes on your journey!