Army of ink Rock Star


DIARIES tent 1

I wanted to be a star … but ended up an out of place rock.   I suppose at least I’ve got the place all to myself.   

Footnote:  “The worst loneliness is not being comfortable with yourself.”  A quote by Mark Twain.   This ink is sleeping soundly now she’s found her place.  She’d always wanted to be popular.  To fit in and to have all the nice things others had.  And so, the cycle of discontent was set in motion at a very young age.   Now she seems to have staked out her own place and although she’s alone – she’s not so lonely anymore.  She seems to have secured her place with pegs and ropes and gathered around her all the essentials for survival.  Wood for warmth.  Fire to keep threatening things away.  Help her see and fill her belly.    And in the warm glow of her cloth she wonders … what if society viewed those who are different; do things differently; follow their own path, as a quality – not a problem.   And maybe if it wasn’t considered a problem,  it would put a kind of patch on the  feeling of loneliness often felt so intensely when not acknowledged or accepted for who we are. 


(Originally from ‘Rock The Boat’ handmade book.  Reposted from 2009.  Now in Clunk & Jam, 2019).