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  • I just write what I want to write. I write what amuses me.
    It's totally for myself. I never in my wildest dreams
    expected this popularity.

    J. K. Rowling

    I am asking myself these days, whenever I start to write:

    Is this about my Passion, or about Popularity?

    Is this about being Authentic, or building an Audience?

    Is this about Literature, or looking for “Loves”?

    Is this about Current Reality, or Cautious Compromise?

    Is this about cultivating Creativity, or pleasing a Community?

    Is this about being an Artist, or being an Adapter?

    Is this about being Radical, or avoiding Risk?

    Is this about an Infinite Game, or a Finite Game?

    Is this about real Writing, or just Wrangling for votes?

    Is this about Looking Within, or Looking Good?

    Is this about telling Truth, or mindless Twittering?

    What is it all about for me, today?

    Red Tail Hawks

    The Red Tail Hawks are screaming in the morning fog.

    Making me wonder: “What do they know that I don’t?”

    What does it mean when the Red Tails sound an alert?

    Earthquake on its way? Or some invisible Shift?

    (Photograph collage by Alex, using photos from the 3-D virtual world of Second Life)
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