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farzana-versey's picture
Jul.30.2009
He might smirk at me and spit out that I am a romantic capitalist. Torun Honda, guru of the 2-D love movement, believes if you shun 3-D relationships your cup will runneth over. We are given the example of Nisan who shares his home, his parents, his innermost secrets with Nemutan. He rubs her leg...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Jul.25.2009
What is the extent of our capacity for imaginative empathy? When is it easy to put oneself in the place of other, and when is the stretch too far to manage? I don't have much trouble imagining how Henry Louis Gates felt earlier this week when he was arrested at the door of his own home. I was...
ugonna-wachuku's picture
Jul.23.2009
Will you dare walk with me on this journey of new beginnings founded on hope and beauty of the spirit in the face of challenges and trials that threaten to endanger our love and cherishment for one another across this hurting world we live in each new day?     I see visions of glory andwonders...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Jul.12.2009
Blog entry verges on being postponed today. Reason; too much vino and conversation from night before. Body battles with over stimulation and like the Montbretia in the tin jug in the window, droops in its alien habitat. I struggle on. I find a toy soldier out in the bog, buried deep down in the ...
farzana-versey's picture
Jul.03.2009
It is past midnight. I am chasing a dream. The water flask has a red handle…it leaps out like a dragon’s tongue. I lick it. And let my tongue run down the whole body, a transparent glass. My thirst is quenched. The water is left dry. I am chasing a dream. A silver bangle is on the table. I placed...
farzana-versey's picture
Jun.30.2009
I have been off the computer, off reading, off writing. I woke up the other morning and felt pin-pricks. Was sorrow reminding me to water it? Or remnant thorns from the dew that always stays back? Or perhaps the discharge was just glue that had come off when the sealed notes my vision sees are...
nina-schuyler's picture
Jun.30.2009
  It's a Sunday afternoon and time has slipped out the door, along with chores and schedules and things that must get done. I'm fiddling around in the kitchen, doing-- I don't know what. My six-year-old son is sitting at the kitchen table with his good friend. I've folded white pages of paper and...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Jun.19.2009
This is the first section of a talk I gave on 19 June 2009 at the National Summit of Ensemble Theaters, meeting at the University of San Francisco. Download the full text from my Website (scroll down under "Talks and Speeches" to "The Secret of Survival"). I’ve just moved back...
stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
May.22.2009
Some weeks, I can think of at least three things I could write about in this Friday post. Other weeks, I'm praying to the gods of inspiration for, well...inspiration. Of course, I could do the high functioning thing and write down the extra two ideas in the creative weeks, but somehow, it never...
farzana-versey's picture
May.08.2009
My imagination was running wild at the thought of me, whip in hand, dressed in leather, galloping into the sunset. I was a tough one, ready to slay. These not-so-polite ideas were in response to my star forecast a while ago:"You're going to have to be very tough with somebody. That isn't a...