I received several comments on my last outfit post asking me about where I draw my inspiration when I write the short narratives that usually accompany my photos. Funny that people should ask about something that comes so naturally to me. I’ve always loved writing poetry, essays, and short stories. I’ve been doing it since I was in fifth grade. I guess it’s a habit formed and honed after years of practice.
Nevertheless, let me try to explain my writing process. Most of the scenarios I write about are made up. Some are drawn from emotions that I feel intensely at the particular moment of writing. These emotions bring to life stories populated by fictional characters that also feel the same way. It’s my way of dealing with emotions I find perplexing. I guess psychology would call this a form of projection or perhaps more accurately, sublimation as I find a creative outlet to help me cope.
Sometimes, I am also inspired by the lyrics of a song, a fragment of poetry, or the books I read. From these, I develop a series of events that translates figurative verses into scenes that may actually happen in my life.
Of course, no matter how fictional a piece of work is, parts of it are still reflections of myself: my experiences, thoughts, and character.
I hope that explains it. 🙂
Now, to make things a bit different, I’m accompanying the photos in today’s outfit post with the lines of a poem I wrote a few months ago.
An Ode to the Moon
A finger against space
And the wall between us moves
I can almost reach but cannot touch
Instead, I think I hear the constant drumming of your heart –
The velvet night pulsing around us.
Darling, my dear, and my love
You are the air that envelops me as I sleep,
the pitch black darkness that kisses every inch
of my body, quivering with longing.
For you, only for you
- Dress – vintage from my grandmother
- Belt from SM Accessories
- Shoes from Ferretti Shoes
- Clutch from Sophie Paris
I hope you had fun reading this short poem as much you usually like the stories that go with my posts.
It’s almost Friday guys! Hang in there! 🙂
Photos by Rhea Bue.
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