I pinpointed a major weakness to my propensity for writing a while back: I am far less likely to engage in it if there is no one to see it (and preferably, see it right away – with comments).
This feeling was very succinctly summed up when I saw the BBC’s Sherlock for the first time (on Netflix) the other day. Sherlock Holmes was chasing the first “villain” of the series, and was commenting to Dr. Watson how the truly brilliant ones always secretly wanted to be caught. He remarked:
“That’s the frailty of genius, John. It needs an audience.”
I’d never thought that anyone had ever had a similar rumination to my often lamentation until that very moment. So, at least the screenwriter for Sherlock knows with what I’m dealing. I think I’ll go watch another episode or two, in fact.
But first, here are a couple of things I’ve done lately…
The first is a Banana Bread (Yes, I can cook… well.) with a Streusel Nut topping. Enjoy the pictures – my mom and I are enjoying the real thing. 😉
The second is a poem I wrote for myself (half to inspire me to write, half to rebuke me when I neglect to do so)…
Before your soul be ever dark,
Before the magic’s lost its spark,
Before your time on Earth is done,
Before your enemies have won,
Before your voice cannot be heard,
Before you breathe your final word,
Before this life you have passed through,
Before forever judges you,
So then make a fool of Death,
And let the pages be your breath…
Anyway, that’s all for now. I’m behind in some college work and seriously need to catch up.
OH! And I wanted to (once again) thank you all for being my audience.
My genius needs you. ^_^
My first trip here. Linked over from Dalrling. I too need to write more often. Your admonishing and encouraging poem spoke to me. I’ll try to be an audience to your genius. This was my only sampling so I don’t know yet if the rest will intrugue me to subscribe. So many blogs. The reading and commenting can be satisfying, but also draining. I keep reading and commenting myself out of doing my own blog. I have been archiving my comments to spin into posts, so it isn’t totally ineffective I suppose.
Not totally – that’s true enough. 😉
Welcome; I hope you enjoy it here.