(Not sure I should ever read anybody's Twitter feed, but that's another matter.)
If any of said people are reading this and are better at flipping the "outgoing" switch than I am today, FYI, comments are welcome.
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One of the interesting joys of the current story-series is that I'm NOT writing a broken or restricted character - I'm writing a character who has gotten his shit together & is taking on a new, out-of-comfort-zone challenge because he chooses to.
Because the story doesn't end when the broken bits of a POV character are repaired/justified. Interesting stuff happens after, too. And we don't have to break them a second or third time to make it interesting.
Kintsugi is about the repaired form as a whole, not just the golden seams.
This post possibly brought to you by reading too damn many "hero/ine is broken in order to BE the hero/ine" story. Which are good and necessary stories, but not the only ones we should be telling.
Still I remember. Until I am no more, I will remember.
Absent friends, and the friends we never got a chance to meet. The world that ended, and the world that became.
Years pass, decades,
The revising measure of a lifetime
Entire; I stand here still,
Not stone not metal not fire but flesh
To bear the weight, to not fail nor fall some greater trust.
Rise into the skies and ne’er come down again.
© 2012, Laura Anne Gilman
(originally posted on http://www.lauraannegilman.net/this-day-
and for those for whom it may help, I write about dealing with the emotional and psychological aftermath for #Holdontothelight: http://www.