March 3, 2019
Not Light Reading

So begins my journey on the next level of outreach on behalf of Abe...and myself as a mother and a new author inspired by his writings, introspective and conflicted. One of the qualities of his work that stands in contrast to my first novel, "Co-eternals," is his ability to create density in characters. In that way, he created a vision and legacy, and I hope to evolve in that direction even if the content of my writing isn't as deep and evocative--or as dark and menacing. Perhaps the scheduled filming of an "Antiheroes" trailer in Detroit has triggered many feelings and thoughts about Abe's writings, including his prose in "Memoirs de Nocturne." This morning I'm reflecting on his words about the elusive nature of human happiness in the voice of Fade, protagonist in "The Antiheroes." I've been reminded of it during the writing of the autobiography of another Detroit musician, Dan Lewis, who has cerebral palsy and dyslexia. Like Abe and Jack White (Detroit musician with international acclaim)in an interview with Dan Rather, Dan Lewis also describes happiness as a an ongoing pursuit rather than a steady-state while acknowledging and savoring the brief moments of joy and delight that we experience. Dan's thoughts fit with the title of his autobiography, "Makin' It Real...Compared to What?" All this puts life into perspective. It doesn't diminish our moments in the sun, but rather keeps them real, bringing our "pursuit" into clearer focus. It's amazing, yet not surprising, that three musicians have described this reality in the same voice. In awe and forever grateful, Sally Sulfaro, Wordeee Author

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Wordeee Admin
March 03.2019
Good going Sally...I am sharing on Facebook....
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