Wednesday, February 10, 2010

On Writing Honestly

Been reading the autobiography of Mark Twain again and came across interesting comments he had about writing honestly. Twain believes it is only possible to do so, if something is published posthumously. I tend to agree with him, and one day hope to reveal all. Even if no one reads it, I suspect I still want to write it. Otherwise, what the hell was all this about?

What might seem like petty and personal venting in real-time, could possibly serve a nobler purpose once we return to dust. Perhaps writing about my experience could be my final act of public service.

It is somewhat unfortunate that we live in a world where we cannot say the things we think. Essentially in an adult world, we are constantly being asked the equivalent of "Do I look fat in this?" Unfortunate indeed. One of my new goals in life is to get myself to a place where I can say and do what I want... 75% of the time.

Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold in Entourage and Meryl Streep as that crazy lady in Devil Wears Prada have it real good. But it takes lots of hard work, sacrifice, and dedication to get there.


  1. Great post, Sam! I hope to read the rest as my time allows. Thankfully, I just logged on to Fb. and learned of you - by Joe Keum. Find me if you would like to be friends. Perhaps I can help if you ever need it with anything...

    Keep up the great writing, and hopefully I'll have an opportunity to meet you at the next WPPI. Once again, it was pretty amazing... My head is STILL in the spin cycle. I even dreamed WPPI the first night back. Total drag!! Talk about too much information!!

    Be well!

    Everett Stout
    Creative Focus Photography