I realize I haven't written in a while, or at least posted. I lost a very dear person to me about 3 weeks ago, and I have to admit that I am still reeling from everything that has happened.
I had known this person, Brandon, all my life, but we had only become close this year, especially in the past couple of months. He was also a writer, and a wonderful one at that. He was one of the biggest supporters of my work, encouraging me all along the way in the post-publication of Nebula.
I want to honor his memory by cherishing and celebrating the life he lived. I know he didn't want anyone to be sad. I wish I'd had more time with him. He was a wonderful person, a very good man, extraordinarily thoughtful, took care of everyone around him, had a great sense of humor, and he will always be in my heart.
He is a large part of the reason that I want to write more uplifting, encouraging poetry and prose. I realize it goes a little bit against the grain of my typical writing, but I think he would want me to pursue more positive literary endeavors, and be a more positive person in general. I have taken a temporary hiatus from writing, for now, although a poem actually slipped out for the first time in about a month today, one that I'm not quite ready to share. I want to concentrate on taking care of myself and my emotional/mental/physical well-being for a bit. I will try to check deviantArt from time to time, though, at least every other day.
Take care, my friends.