M Series: Sneak Peek
I am writing in an outbreak. My fingers cannot keep up with the words racing through my mind. Even a Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey and Game 6 between the Cavs and Warriors cannot shake me loose of this shorthand trance (Ben just shook his head). Lightning has struck in my gut leaving embers, remnants scalding with words, feelings, substance. I am an addict, and I have to write. I see no other option.
Have you had your fill of metaphors yet?
A couple weeks ago, I had the absolute pleasure, more like the honor, of collaborating with Merritt Misko of Merritt Lee Photography and Makeup Artist, Marie Minahan. It was a day that had no planned end. Our only timer was dusk, itself. Lightly powdered with ideas and creative looks courtesy of juju, we left space for improvisation. No thought left unspoken, no idea not considered. The work, the emotion, produced frankly leaves me speechless and a bit bashful. The rawness these ladies extracted from me pushed me out of a safe space. We all need to go visit these outer rings from time to time.
It's like Van Morrison always said, "there'll be days like this." This day, hours spent in a studio with two gifted women chatting over sushi and self-created waterfalls, this was Morrison's lyrics brought to life. There is more to come from this collaboration, but for now, enjoy this sneak peek.
I'll just be over here writing...