For tonight’s third round of Performance of the Year competition at The Public Blogger, each of us remaining eight nominees has been asked to submit a piece in a genre outside of our comfort zone; but something we’d like to become better at. As I learned while wearing a red thong, me doing anything in a genre involving being nearly naked simply makes everyone ELSE uncomfortable. So artisticly expressive nude selfies were definitely out.
At a young age, I was inspired by the amazing imagery of T.S. Elliot. For this reason, I chose poetry. I wasn’t allowed to include humor in it, which meant I had to dig deeply. My first few attempts weren’t that great.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Poetry is hard
See what I mean?
At any rate, I submitted my five-stanza poetry piece called “At The River’s Edge” and it will premier tonight at 7 p.m., along with the other talented nominees’ new works in areas outside of their normal genre of creativity. There will be sculpture, videos, music, paintings and song lyrics.
Incidentally, no one chose “humor writing,” by the way.
Just saying… *cough cough*
To all of you, I continue to be appreciative and humbled by your amazing support in this endeavor (or “indeavour” for those of you in Canada). I have to say, this week’s challenge forced me to tap into a different part of myself. I’ve mentioned before how I believe comedy and tragedy are intertwined; that they are two side of the same coin. It comes down to choosing which side you want to see the world from. “At The River’s Edge” is my view from a side I rarely walk on.
I look forward to sharing this part of myself with you. Lord knows I’ve already shared some parts many of you wish you could unsee…
Anyway, once the link for voting goes live, I will post it here and on my Facebook pages. Voting continues until 10 a.m. Monday morning.
Because I can’t say it enough: Regardless of how things add up after voting ends, your support in getting me this far is something I’ll never forget. I wrote on Friday about how blogger and other social media friends are often viewed as “imaginary.” Because of your support, I have been at the top of this competition for two weeks.
Thank you for providing more encouragement and hope than I could have ever “imagined.”