It takes roughly 66 days for a habit to stick. With the first month of school out of the way, as students we are at a halfway point of making the procedures of this class a habit. I would like to take a moment and reflect on how much I enjoy the creative writing portion of the class. Life is not perfect. I have faced many trials throughout my life and there is more to come. After undergoing something troubling, I find that writing creatively helps organize my emotions. This has done wonders for my attitude. I am excited to share my creative writing piece for this first six weeks because we humans are imperfect, moody creatures. Some days I come into class happy or sad. Whatever my emotion is on a given day, by making creative writing a habit, it humanizes my writing. I have no idea how I am going to feel in the next two weeks, or even the next hour.
Another thing that really caught my interest this week was when we studied imagery and why authors leave out a certain sense. While reading I FeltA Funeral in My Brain, I noticed that the author made it painfully clear that the speaker can hear and feel their sorrows. However, I could not find any words or phrases that alluded to visual imagery. I asked myself "Why?" , and I remembered my interpretation of the poem. The setting is a dark and dreary place with despair. I believe, the author left out visual imagery to reinforce the point that the speaker is lost in a dark place with no visual guidance. The speaker was blinded by some sort of loss and was trying to navigate through the deep, dark seas of despair. When I suffer from depression, I can relate to the setting of the poem. Life sucks us into dark places and it can be difficult to find our way out.