I'm using Smashwords(dot)com to build and host a portfolio of pieces that have not been sent out for consideration for publication. What you'll find are 'sketches' as opposed to finished, professional pieces. Recently I have been considering taking the whole portfolio down off this site, but I stop short of doing that... well, perhaps simply because I still put work into them, and I'd rather they be available to be read instead of buried in some dark and dusty corner of my computer.
I believe in the reality of ideas in themselves. Imagination is my most coveted possession. I think the theories we develop to describe Nature are really couched attempts to understand the limits of our own consciousness. As such I think looking within ourselves and meditating on the silence we find there is the best way to understand the reality around us. I think we as a creative and inquisitive species thrive when we all share our unique explorations and communicate with each other with empathy and a willingness to learn something new. I think it is openness that leads us to love, of ourselves and each other. And I think everyone has a part of Truth to share, but communication is tricky, so it's good to be encouraging of others so that we can be brought to see in a new and equally worthwhile light. I think the value of artists is that they've taken it upon themselves to master mediums of communication. That's what I wish to do, but I'm still an apprentice.
on July 06, 2014 :
The authors description of the work is accurate, not super engaging as is, but I do feel like I would like to try another work by the same author.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)