Tonight – I met for the final time with five fellow writers who have shared their Thursday nights with one another since the first week of August. The final prompt for our final class read, “What I really meant to say…”
In honor of these talented writers and comrades, I would like to share and document my response to our last prompt together this month.
” What I really meant to say…No…What I really want to say – not too artistically or eloquently or in an over thought out fashion is…Thank You. Thank you for making me gain confidence in writing when I’ve run into one too many naysayers. Thank you for sharing pastries and treats without talking about the amount of calories within. Thank you for bringing me to new environments in real life and through your stories. Also, I really want to say that each and every one of you must keep going with your stories. I want to see more of Hope’s crushed colors and hear more of her melodic poetry. I want to hear more of Monti’s graphic journeys to the past and the future. I want to hear Timothy curse in rhythm and design characters who have interesting roads ahead. I want to hear David’s recovery from present to discovery and beyond. And I want to hear Valley’s life in words continue to evolve as she teaches and guides other writers like us. What I want, really, for myself is to keep writing what those subconscious characters we talked about and almost met tonight keep asking me to write. I want to fill shoes…No…I want to create my own shoes and fill them. I don’t want our class to end tonight. I wish I could think of a more just quotation to close with – but the beauty is that I don’t have to close – I can leave this book open. And so can all of you…”
Stay tuned for a more detailed story about this writing class and instructor and how you can share your stories as we have been so fortunate to do.