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Does it matter?

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 24, 2014, 7:09 AM
Years later I’m standing before a roomful of young writers in a high school in Texas. I’ve asked them to locate an image in a poem we’d just read—their heads at this moment are bowed to the page. After some back & forth about the grass & a styrofoam cup, a girl raises her hand & asks, Does it matter? I smile—it is as if the universe balanced on those three words & we’ve landed in the unanswerable. I have to admit that no, it doesn’t, not really, matter, if rain is an image or rain is an idea or rain is a sound in our heads. But, I whisper, leaning in close, to get through the next forty-seven minutes we might have to pretend it does.

—Nick Flynn, courtesy of poets.org


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  • Mood: Mesmerized
  • Listening to: Some morning news show.
  • Reading: Syrup, by Max Barry
  • Watching: Nothiing much.
  • Playing: Nothing att all.
  • Eating: Not yet. It's too early.
  • Drinking: Coffee. Yippee!!

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beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014   Writer
My pleasure. :heart:
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StormBringer23 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Once again you honor me with your attention. Thank you. :heart:
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beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014   Writer
It was a beautiful piece; it echoed how I feel about my own kid. I read it to my husband, who also was touched. Thanks for sharing it. :heart:
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