I write, mostly.
After flirting with poetry in college, I settled into a deep comfy groove with fiction and essays and we've been going steady ever since. Words are unsettling, idiosyncratic things with the power to upset and placate. Use them to change minds, shape truths, and paint a picture of one's inner world: it doesn't matter. At the end of the day they're just words. Featured below are a few of mine.
"I don’t watch Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli’s films to escape reality; like all good fantasy, I delve into these other-worlds to return, invigorated, to this one. Even in the more grounded Ghibli films, there is a palpable awareness of something beyond this plane: the brief, soothing fantasia of Whisper of the Heart (1995) or the almost self-conscious serendipity of From Up on Poppy Hill (2011). When I sit down to watch Castle in the Sky (1986) I look at distant mountains and feel the explorer’s pulse, the desire to search out unfound things for the pure joy of it. At its core, most every Ghibli film describes some pure, wordless drive in the human experience and makes it move in brilliant color and music onscreen."
- "Ghibli's Moving World" Christ and Pop Culture 09.08.14