While working on my book “Silencing Echoes”, am noticing I sometimes get emotionally pulled down by some of my echoes. That crazy human tendency we have to continually attach to a memory. And rework the memory. Multiple times. However, in my opinion, staying authentic to an echo is crucial to presenting an authentic story so I am learning to avoid the reworks.
When I go into the emotion of an echo, I think of someone I follow on Word Press, Dennis Cardiff. This is the man who wrote the amazing book “Telling The Stories of Those Too Often Ignored: Conversations with Street People”. When I read those “conversations”, they hit my heart like a sledge-hammer. I roll with that for a bit, and then I think about how that conversation affected Dennis. What are his echoes like? Wow.
HE is my inspiration. HE helps me pull away from my echo memories. When writing, I guess we all bleed as we birth a book don’t we.
My thanks to you Dennis.