Tuesday, September 14, 2010
"I am out with lanterns looking for myself"
Sometimes you have to scribble something down -fast - either before it leaves you or so that it will leave you alone.
I went to Emily Dickinson's house on Sunday. I do not claim to have more than an AP English high school knowledge of her poems - but I left with the complete works and a new found connection.
This line "I am out with lanterns, looking for myself.." - yes- yes I am. Trying to get a book done that I wrote and trying to make it right- and trying to communicate what's in my head feels like a search for myself. So a pause in the work to scribble today- so Emily can leave me alone for now... so I can finish. I hope to come back and do her some justice - want to paint some flame red hair...
This image has been in my head since Sunday- Emily out with her newfoundland, Carl, at night.. searching... for what was missing for her... her search was beautiful.