Sunday, August 14, 2005

I woke up last night at 2:30 with an idea. Turning on the light, I fumbled for my ever-present notebook and pen, and I wrote.

This morning I re-read it and it suddenly occurred to me that I could send it in as my college essay. Okay: it has colloquialisms, contractions, first-, second-, and third-person; it's not structured; it's only 450 words; it doesn't have a story in it; and I reference obscure Slavic gods. But still, I sort of really like it.

It's called "The In-Between Places." Heh--after all that agonizing I did over what I'd write about, I never thought it'd be this. I guess there's something to that saying about finding what you need right when you're not looking for it.

9 Comments:

Anonymous oki-poki said...

i wish i could get my thoughts together but i don't think analyzing my life will get me anything since i'm pretty throughly bored with that and most other things that comes to mind...

however, i won't have to write the typical college essay i don't think, or if i do it will be with the filter of art in mind so that helps to narrow things down i suppose.

in between places sounds like something i've been thinking of except i called it "hovering"...although you may be talking about a whole different thing, i don't know. it sounds interesting though.

10:46 PM  
Blogger T.C. said...

You'll be brilliant. You always are. You know we're on a different plane from the rest of the world--who knows though, maybe we're on the same plane as each other :)

It's been a while since I've heard from you dear; you must be packing up in Korea now, right? Did you ever get my postcard?--I hope I didn't send it too late. Ah well.

Love T

1:45 AM  
Anonymous Annie said...

Can please I read your story? o O

aeni_me@hotmail.com

3:12 AM  
Anonymous Annie said...

Oops, typo...

Can I please read your story!

3:14 AM  
Blogger T.C. said...

My essay? Um, I think I'd like to get to know you a little better before I sent it to you, I apologize. I'm just sort of self-conscious about this kind of thing.

Thanks for your interest though! If you ever want to talk, my screenname on AIM is zozmata. Bye, and sorry!

T

5:59 PM  
Anonymous oki said...

i've been ridiculously busy enough to make me sick literally, but it was very much worth it although i probably won't post pictures until i get back, i'm working on my portfolio now (starting to..) on a show-case-y type piece i think i'll call "what you see" with the implication of "..is what you get (?)"...it has to do with cameras vs. fine art.

anyway, i will send you a postcard hopefully before i leave. i haven't gotten yours yet but i still have a few days left.

love, oki

10:13 AM  
Blogger T.C. said...

Do I get to see your show-case-y thing at some point? It sounds fantastic.

Of course, you're like a bubbling cauldron of creativity :)

I hope you feel better, dear; no need to send me a postcard, I just hope you get mine!

Later gator,
T

12:24 PM  
Anonymous oki said...

tess, i never got your postcard but i am back and i did write to you before i left and i got my test scores which were good

10:46 PM  
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