To Address My Chronic Invisibility

I have been away from this blog for far too long because I have immersed myself in another endeavor which has sucked the time out of my life, rendering my creative output almost non existent. Getting back to the integrity of what I do best is my goal. To tell stories about the people I have met, small anonymous people on the world stage, is what I do well and to be honest it is all I care about creatively. There are several ways to matter on this planet socially and spiritually and at the end of it all when they toss the dirt on the lid of your coffin, it is how much you have loved others selflessly that is noted, not your professional status or your bank account.

There are those who live by the credo that winning is success, but this is as hollow and perfunctory as an air kiss from a celebrity.  There is nowhere of worth but that place which houses vulnerability,compassion and courage. It  is where I live and will remain. I may die penniless with the only people reading my work those who come here or Tuck.

As for my own novels, three are in progress, with one containing body and soul of my life goal: to tell it how it was for me, them and  perhaps you. I am also editing a book for Quarto Barto, a writer who has been incredibly patient with my deadline shifting. It has been my good fortune to be surrounded by so many gifted writers who toil ardently for little or nothing, producing works of art while all around them those with little or not talent sign lucrative contracts with large publishers.In 2012, if you don’t pander to the lowest common denominator, you won’t get a deal.  Never-the-less most of us will keep beating the dead horse until it either moves or we die. On that note, I’ll go attend to my own motionless horse and see what I can accomplish that is worthy of your eyes and time.

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Author: valo

I am a poet, writer and activist with a special interest in human rights for children and women as well as the elimination of poverty worldwide. If you read this today, feed someone locally for me will you? Drop off a non perishable food item at the food bank nearest you and consider yourself hugged. Thank you!

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