SA4QE 2021 - Emmae - Argyll, United Kingdom

     Page one?  I didn't think so.  Suddenly the idea of turning one's experience into a story seemed not only bizarre but perverted; the idea of such a thing as page one seemed at the very least a monstrous vanity.  Where was the beginning of anything, how could I draw a line through endless cause and effrect and say, 'Here is page one' ?  Well of course one was either a storyteller or one wasn't, and it looked as if I wasn't  - all I could do was describe phenomena as I experienced them. 

This must ring bells with writers and their confidence level, high or low, not just Herman Orff's introspection.  I guess RH himself was aware of the 'monstrous vanity' aspect but we owe him unending gratitude for putting it aside.


How do you find? said the dusk.

Guilty, I said.

The Little Tribunal of the Dusk resonates, unforgettable, one of the RH's unique themes, sometimes accompanied by the image of an owl.

Speaking out of covid lockdown, there are only tree trunks where I live, and I've done that before.  Ruth Bosch has done it better - her posting on the bushes remains my favourite sa4qe. 

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