Friday, March 08, 2002
lately i've found myself in awe of someone else's words. it's not often words touch me so much that i get chills, cry, laugh, etc. or that someone says something in normal conversation that makes me stop and say, hey, that was poetic, that was brilliant, i need to write that down. it inspires my creativity and it inspires me to choose my words carefully, very important to me as a poet.
in my experiences in high school and college, i've come across a lot of people who've thought they could write. most couldn't. someone that really can, and can do it well, that's a rarity and i'm grateful i know him and that i get to read his work.
it challenges me to be a better writer. and he inadvertently challenges me to be a better person.