live in the U.S. I love
swimming and I'm
an artist. I'm a movie
freak, and I want to travel.everywhere.
Buddhism is >not<
a religion, it's a way
of life. We're here to
live our lives harming
none! Learn from every
lesson, and keep
What the fuck are you waiting for: Ask Me something.
IG: thisislacey_ (lacey martin)
Give up sitting dutifully at your desk. Leave
your house or apartment. Go out into the world.
It’s all right to carry a notebook but a cheap
one is best, with pages the color of weak tea
and on the front a kitten or a space ship.
Avoid any enclosed space where more than
three people are wearing turtlenecks. Beware
any snow-covered chalet with deer tracks
across the muffled tennis courts.
Not surprisingly, libraries are a good place to write.
And the perfect place in a library is near an aisle
where a child a year or two old is playing as his
mother browses the ranks of the dead.
Often he will pull books from the bottom shelf.
The title, the author’s name, the brooding photo
on the flap mean nothing. Red book on black, gray
book on brown, he builds a tower. And the higher
it gets, the wider he grins.
You who asked for advice, listen: When the tower
falls, be like that child. Laugh so loud everybody
in the world frowns and says, “Shhhh.”
Then start again.
The Retribution of Mara Dyer comes out on 11/4/14. I will tell you more, much more, about that soon, but I wanted to just get that out of the way because this post is not about that, or about writing, or even about me.
I’m writing to you now because I am desperate for your…