There are quite a few authors and written works that I consider to be among my favorites. High up there are the stories of Hans Christian Andersen, Edgar Allan Poe, and Oscar Wilde. Those are mainly in the fantasy/horror category. I deeply enjoy the magical elements in a lot of their works, especially when the work takes on a darker tone. In addition, some of my favorite books are Richard Rohr’s The Naked Now, Sandra Cisneros’s Caramelo, TH White’s The Once and Future King, Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist, Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time, and Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. Those are just a few of many written works I greatly admire and consider to be inspirational.
Over the years I have written journal entries in various settings. Some are in images, some are in physical paper books, some are in video entries, some are in various online settings, and some are in computer documents. These settings come with varying degrees of privacy. When I make videos that really focus on me, I can be pretty self-conscious. On the other hand, when I’m at home writing in physical paper books, there seems to be more of a degree of privacy. Whatever the setting, at least I know that the ideas I’m trying to express are somehow getting out.
I’ve been exploring new areas recently, especially certain parts of Downtown. I’m impressed with how pretty and modern a lot of the buildings and scenery are. Of course, there are the good parts and there are the bad parts. Thankfully I understand which places to avoid. The parking surprisingly doesn’t seem too bad in most areas. I also appreciate the diversity of people I’ve seen walking the streets and sitting on benches. It’s always good to know people come in different shapes, sizes, personalities, and colors.