What does it take for you to become completely fascinated? Are you enthralled with the interactions of people? Does seeing explosions create an adrenalin rush for you? How about death or the idea of dying? Not seeing someone die or be killed but just the mere thought of an abrupt and total ending to things as you know it? What does it take? When I take a moment to really thing about the things that fascinate me, I learn something about myself. I am in awe when I think about the intricacies of nature and the universe around us. When I think about how our planets move and how our sun shines I can’t help but wonder deeply. I am not a mildly or deeply religious person so I will leave that portion of conversation for someone more connected with those ideologies. What I am interested in with this post is knowing how many of us have fascinations that go beyond our comprehension. As a race of human beings, we have certainly discovered many things and are able to conceptualize them. What about all the other possibilities—all the other fascinating items worth living for. What comes to your mind?
Published by T.Dwella
I am a poet with an interest in topics that include themes of unity, sensitivity and equality, in addition to the study of women writers of the postmodern era and the experimental genre of contemporary poetry. As a starting point for the focus of my poetry, I am working through interpreting personal observations of the homeless situation in Detroit. In my community and surrounding areas, I have witnessed and experienced discriminatory practices that resulted in senseless divisions in the work place, schools, communities and neighborhoods with increasing numbers of homeless people. Exposure to these real life situations made me question the amount of attention that local governments give to matters of equality, sensitivity and homelessness. I am concerned that there aren’t enough voices in local leadership such as block clubs and community organizations, that encourage passive citizens to become engaged. In the tradition of political activism, I am working through ways to deliver these messages. At this point of development in my poetic practice, I use compression, the tension of the line, and the sounds of language to stress social acceptance and cultural sensitivities. View all posts by T.Dwella