My old blog, Bad Sum Bitch, has been long deserted, but a few hopefuls still insisted that I dust off my keyboard and forge onward. My wife was the first to protest. I can only assume that hours of my undivided attention was too much for her to handle. Quin Brown and Prince Gomolvilas were other supporters. The latter left a moving quote in the comments section of my last entry. I feel compelled to include it here:
Martha Graham said:"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and, because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open.... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others."
As inspirational as this has been to me, I find it surprisingly odd that even when he quotes the words of others the term 'queer' inevitably surfaces. I hope this new blog will be half as entertaining and enjoyable as the last one was.