Creative Inspiration

Raku: The Japanese Pottery Style that Speaks Volumes

March 10, 2019
Raku pottery

You don’t have to literally survive a fire or be a super deep thinker to get it. It’s not really a big stretch. Pottery is fragile until it’s been fired. Clay is carefully sculpted with an attentive touch and only holds its shape when it’s put in a kiln at over 1000 degrees Celsius and exposed to extreme temperatures.

We’re like that too. We’re more soft and susceptible to damage before we’ve seen hard times. After we’ve been through some shit, it hardens us and leaves us more likely to survive.

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Be Alive, Don’t Just Survive

March 7, 2019
Quiet Lightning

I recently attended Quiet Lightning’s event Sparkle & Blink 98, a curated submission-based reading of writers and poets in San Francisco. I haven’t been to a reading event in a while, so this was a really great event to attend. I got to meet other writers and get inspired on a whole other level.

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