Gray Sky With Lines

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I don't mind criticism. In fact, I find it preferable to silence. Because my imagination fills in the blanks of silence with comments that are invariably harsher than anything any real-world critic might say.

Oh, don't get me wrong. I've been reduced to tears by mean copy desk editors. And although I still harbor feelings of ill will for the ones who were particularly nasty in a personal, non-constructive kind of way, I know that without criticism, without feedback, you don't get any better.


Robert said...

I guess it's ironic but I got into writing because I was devastated when one school turned me down for their masters program because my undergraduate career "didn't demonstrate a burning desire to write." Keep in mind I wasn't a writing major at the time. Pissed me off so much I started publishing academic articles my first year in my masters program, "just to show them." Like they really cared one way or the other.

Was there a point to this comment? I forget.

Anonymous said...

I like the grey photographs, very linear - I like this one better than the first. No special reason.