Friday, January 14, 2005

Meeting New Folks

One of the coolest things about starting the writing career is the people. You meet some of the best and most creative people affiliated with writing. And while some are a little flaky (Moi? Surely you jest!) very few are really seriously negative or nasty. I'm sure there are some, but I just don't seem to be running into them. Which leads me to a completely unprovable theory -- that writing as a creative outlet gives people the chance to drain off all their negativity.

It isn't provable. May not even be true. But I like the theory. Because I've run into a LOT of negative people in the past few months who seem to get their jollies by stirring the pot and getting nasty arguments brewing. These are the same kinds of people who back in junior high and high school believed that they could make themselves look better by making other people look worse. (Doesn't work. Makes the victim look bad, but the attacker look like a complete assh***.)

So, let's hear it for creativity and the ability to produce something positive. For while I, myself, am not a fan of Elvish poetry (I'm more the bad pun and dirty limerick type), or abstract art in violently loud colors, (or houndstooth check in lime green), I believe in the curative power of creating.

And in closing, I leave you with the following limerick: (I can't attribute it, but I love it and it is SO not mine).

There once was a girl named Anheuser
Who said that no man would surprise HER.
But Pabst took a chance,
Found a Schlitz in her pants.
And now she is sadder, Budweiser.


Everybody have a great weekend.

Cie

4 comments:

Y said...

HE! HE! Like the limerick! :)

I like your theory too, Cie... you may just be onto something there.

Hope you have a TERRIFIC weekend!

Anonymous said...

Cie and Cathy, 70 pages to go! Hi Yolanda! Hope everyone's having a great weekend!
Jimbo

Anonymous said...

Only 50 pages to go! Wish I didn't work two jobs, I want to finish it! and find out how it ends!

C. T. Adams said...

Darn that work! It just SO interferes with a life. ;)

Glad that you're enjoying it enough that you don't want to put it down! Makes me downright happy and excited to get your comments.

Seriously, thanks for reading and posting. Glad you're back.

Cie