Since for once I decided to play along, I suppose this means now I have to answer kythiaranos
' questions:1. What's your favorite place in the world?
Three years ago (and for most of my life), I would've said northern Georgia, in the foothills of the Appalachians. But now, I think it's my own home. Perhaps because it's the first time I've had something of my own that I could, at the same time, make
become my own. Put my stamp on it.
After this one spot, though, it's still northern Georgia -- and after that, Dunotter. 2. Do you have a specific writing ritual?
Other than daydreaming? Mostly, research, and let things bubble in my head for awhile. But when it comes to the act of writing itself, when I'm ready, I just sit down and write. I have revision rituals, but none for the first draft.3. What's one great thing about yourself that you wish more people knew?
Okay, I'm stumped. I can't think of anything, honestly; the good stuff, seems to me everyone probably already knows.4. Who's your favorite artist?
I'll admit this one stumped me even more than #3, because I've never really had a 'favorite' artist, not the kind I'd think K means by this question -- the kind whose work catches your eye, keeps you staring for a long moment, and yet you return to stare again a year later, and again, and always see something new. (Like a favorite album that you've heard a thousand times?) Closest might be certain photographers. Jock Sturges, for his ability to capture the way light moves across skin and sand; Tina Modotti for her luminous mysteriousness; above both, I'd say Lewis Hines. Talk about using technology to create a compassionate bridge between those with nothing and those who can read, write, and afford a newspaper. I've spent hours poring over Hine's reportage-photos, wondering who those people are, whether those children survived another year of such hard labor. 5. What's your favorite food?
I don't think I could narrow it down to just one, but if I absolutely had to, I'd say fried okra. If only I got it more than once a year, le sigh.Kife it forward.
Seem to recall the way this works is that you leave a favorite quote or poem in my journal, and I'll respond with a mini-interview that you answer in turn in your LJ. Have at it.