Falling Into The Wave

Portland's Burnside Skatepark, a filming locat...

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I read once that it is easier to write about the horrible side of life than happiness.  I’ve been looking through my dictionary (yes, I am one of those!) and so far I have found there to be more words to describe dark, turbulent emotions than joyous ones.  Of course, I was not being objective in my search.  But I think the writer’s ability to weave together words holds more power than that of the individual words themselves.  Like teamwork, the whole is far greater than the sum of its individual parts, and a great writer can use very few words to express the most powerful emotions, portray the most harrowing of scenes.  There is beauty in brevity but it is an art form I have yet to master…as you can tell by this one paragraph!

I was telling a friend about the wave form at a skate park I visited once, where just the sight of it was enough to make me feel nauseous.  It reminded me of the seesawing of emotion one feels when different areas of your life are at disparate points in their life cycle, either burgeoning with hope and promise, full-blown and heavenly scented, struggling to survive or wilted and decaying.  As you wallow from one situation to the next the upheaval to your psyche is akin to riding over that waveform and if you’re aren’t a good skater to start with there is the added danger of a fall.  I’m not brave enough to ride that wave and I’m extremely lucky that I don’t have to…not yet. 

I still feel nauseous.  Is that a brief enough sentence?

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About Bea Turvey apprentice author and witch

I am a wild-haired author who cannot stop writing. The writing process is not a task for me. It is an extension of myself. When I write, I lose myself as easily as if I slipped into the story for a swim. Writing became a serious part of my life in Decmber of 2009. Unless you're reading this in 2017 it wasn't that long ago, and the bug hit me hard and fast. My first novel, Banished, was published in March 2010 and is available at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Banished-ebook/dp/B008PGM4TQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361913026&sr=8-1. If you read it, or anything else I've written, I hope you'll post a review and let me know why you liked it - or even why not!
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