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Stories From the Edge of Blindness

In 2002, Retinitis Pigmentosa changed my life. This is my story of a slow approach to darkness.

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writers block

The Punisher

You know those days when the words just won't surface and you feel blank inside?  Those are the days that make me stress and pace and tie my thoughts into a tangle of barbed wire.  Those are the days when... Continue Reading →

Leisure

RP has thrown me into a life of leisure.  It sounds decadent,  but has felt confusing and burdensome.  It has been a struggle for me to brush off the restraints of socialization and embrace the time that RP has afforded me.... Continue Reading →

The Sad Turkey

So, I started this post at Thanksgiving, but didn't want to wait until next Thanksgiving to post it; so perhaps untimely, but here it is: When I was six and in first grade, everyone in my class was asked to... Continue Reading →

Poetry and Blindness

  I realize that I am a rubbish blogger, tweeter, instagrammer and facebooker.  I go along feeling as if I have just written a blog post and when I visit my site, I find it has been months since I... Continue Reading →

Lethargy

I am silenced by grief, by shadows and blindness and the infernal heat wave that coats my city like an itchy, heavy blanket.  In my mind I am a writer, but in reality, I feel myself coming unhinged.  I try... Continue Reading →

Loss

I have been away from my creative self for so very long; consumed by grief and struggling under the weight of loss.  For almost three years I have been defined by illness and death.  I assumed the roles of watcher... Continue Reading →

Disappearing

I haven't been writing, but my mind is ablaze.  My life feels so heavy and my voice feels choked and uncertain.  I may, at times, wish that I could disappear, but I wake each morning and find that I am... Continue Reading →

Lost Vision, Lost Voice

I haven't been writing at all lately.  No blog, no poetry, no stories....just nothing.  I feel as if I don't have much to say and when I search for my voice I find only silence and an emptiness that holds... Continue Reading →

So Far Beyond Writers Block

I haven't written a word in ages.  Not a blog post or a letter or even a grocery list.  I try to read other blogs about writer's block and books about writing tools, but I think what I  have isn't... Continue Reading →

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