When asked by author Angela Yuriko Smith what we’re looking for, Editor-in-Chief JT Lachausse replied:
“We want what you haven’t seen. Allow me to be dramatic: Imagine that every piece of art is represented by a stone. Many stones make up the mountains and buildings, but even more hide beneath the surface. We are so familiar and fond of the overground rocks, but in the caves and oceans-deep, there are stories that tell things wildly. Desperately, furiously, without great laborious sanitizing or editorial puncturing.”
And, if I’m not, that’s on no one but me.
Ten Things of Thankful
I am thankful for
Just Jot It January
and the writing it has helped me do all month long, but even good things must come to an end.
I hear, when going through a rough time, that it can’t last forever. I guess.
I did peter out as the end of the month drew near, but I wanted to share
this here from Judy
because I enjoy her and her blog/writing.
I am thankful for another enjoyable lunch with a friend.
Talk of movies she has not seen (Forget Paris) and drinking mimosas on Valentine’s Day, for brunch and going to hear Margaret Atwood speak in Stratford.
I am thankful for a catch up violin lesson.
Our practice room this time contained a piano and that helped me with my scales.
I am thankful to get the chance to have an introduction conference call with the other writers participating on the project about braille.
I am thankful for the movie
because of the inspiring role, (Katharine Graham) played expertly by Meryl Streep as a woman who had to make a super hard choice and did it with grace and dignity.
Not an easy time to be female and in charge of a newspaper like that, having to make the hardest of decisions, so much at stake.
I am thankful I got a chance, before the movie, to speak to the manager in charge at my local theatre.
He couldn’t be of much help with the issue of audio description at Woodstock’s movie theatre, but he gave me the card of the head office out in B.C.
I am still determined to work, this year, on changing this policy of there not being enough demand, so I can see a movie and not have to make family or friends describe while they, too, are trying to enjoy the show.
I am thankful I could listen in on a conference call about
Braille Literacy Canada
and the importance of braille today.
I am thankful for family and their warm, heated homes to flea to, when I wake to a freezing house and such icy cold tile floors.
My heat crapped out again, twice in one month.
I am thankful for a quick fix and heat returns.
A leaf stuck in there, somewhere.
Silly. I am thankful February is near.