i had something else entirely to post about

but i went to haiku-girl's site and saw she had a new post up.

and once again, i'm rendered speechless and have the tears in the eyes. she has this little knife that she uses to slice into your skin and pulls out all the secrets you try to hide in your epidermis so that people see them but never think about them. the cuts don't hurt but you feel oddly naked and exposed with all your secrets on top of your skin instead of just beneath the surface presented in relief for everyone to see. the ones that are hiding in plain sight but are just really in plain sight.

i've said it before, i'll say it again. YOU SHOULD READ HER WRITING.

(i also forgot how exhausting the punchies are. probably finals too. so my brain is holding out for some r&r before it can get back to spewing the pure surrealism that is the status quo. thanks for your patience)

4 comments:

jay are Tuesday, November 22, 2005 12:59:00 pm  

I agree with your assessment. How come some people can throw words into the air and have them come down in beautiful order? Even out of order and seemingly random, they all tie together in a beautiful pattern and land just so.

It requires several readings, all of them worth the time it takes.

bryan torre Tuesday, November 22, 2005 6:04:00 pm  

that is awesome writing (he said, lamely).

heatherfeather Tuesday, November 22, 2005 6:17:00 pm  

she is just incredible... resonant is an immensely accurate word to describe h-g's writing. i usually find myself short of breath and with a racing heart when i'm reading it... this is still my favorite of her posts, but the one from today is pretty darn close.

bryan, she's your neighbor! a fellow seattlite!

jay are Tuesday, November 22, 2005 7:09:00 pm  

she's amazing. does she write professionally? as in, is she a novelist? something? if not, WHY??? her writing is delicious.

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