The Sweetie Chronicles

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

Marinating

Sometimes I think that ideas, feelings, experiences, emotions... all of these things need time to marinate. Whatever you are going through right now will never appear completely clearly to you, but it always seems that what you went through six months ago or sometimes 5 years ago looks so much simpler or easier to figure out now that it's all over. Things that seem monumental at the time might seem completely trivial in the morning light.

I keep trying to think of a quote I once heard about an author who said it took moving Paris in order to write about America. That's not it exactly and I can't remember if it was Hemingway or Gertrude Stein or someone like that. The point is, sometimes we have to have more distance between our experiences to see them clearly enough to put it down on paper. If you have any idea what quote I am talking about, let me know, because it's driving me crazy not to remember it correctly!

Inside of me, I feel like there is a bubbling pot of experience and disappointment. It's a combination of lost loves, divorce, sexual awakenings and disillusionment, every failed relationship of my past, dreams I had that were smashed by me or others, performances that never happened, trips cut short, everything I've missed and everything I was lucky enough to have. I think it is only from the safety of my current peaceful life and bright future that I can really look back on the hodge-podge of experiences of the last five or six years with astounding clarity. This boiling, bubbling pot is mixing everything together in the back of my mind and something is brewing for me. Pardon the terrible metaphors, but I hope you understand what I mean. My past is marinating and ideas are coming forward out of it. In its time, a book will be born from it, I know it with all that I am. It isn't ready yet, but it's stirring.

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