Tags: deep thoughts


Looking at Mortality

This week's Wild Violet selections take an imaginative look at mortality. I like to group things together that seem to fit with each other, and I realized, reading through these three pieces, that they all did the same thing.

You might wonder why I would choose such pieces on what was, after all, my birthday weekend. Then again, maybe that's not a surprise at all. I mean, turning a year older is enough to make anybody think about their own mortality, right? Of course, I also happen to have a birthday just three days before 9/11, and that always makes me turn to thoughts about how short our time on earth is. I think you'll find that, far from being dismal, these three pieces find imaginative ways of seeing that transition between life and death (and the beauty along the way).

LJ Idol Season 8 - Week 35: Errata

This is my entry this week for therealljidol. I invite you to read and vote for the many fine entries. This week is a little unusual. We were asked to select a Champion to joust for us, as it were, in the literary arena. That Champion would take up the topic we had not written about last week. In my case, I was fortunate enough to be able to persuade the amazingly talented oneonthefence to pick up the lance for me.

In addition, each of the Top 10 had to write about the topic "Sins of Omission." My entry is below, with a link to hers following. You can read them in any order, but it might work better to read mine first.

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