The power of creativity..

..always affects me – but sometimes more deeply than others.

I am very lucky to be infinitely inspired by the amazing people I know in this life, and the amazing works of art and literature created by people I never had the chance to know.. but still feel so close to.

First off I just want to point quickly to two such people – my best friend Nick (NJ) Calder who just returned from years in South Korea with an incredible feature length film under his belt – Fear Eats The Seoul! Please consider checking out and donating to his Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to ship the film out to festivals and secure a vaster audience. I’d also like to shine the spotlight on my relatively new friend and fellow writer Michael Stahl who is pumping his fantastic writing out across the internet – and happily also into my site, SUGAR -N- THUNDER! ;) Check out his killer column, DeFaced, by clicking here. His latest post is on a subject I feel very passionate about – that is unexpectedly illustrated by LEGO ads…

I’ve also been writing a lot lately and I’d love to make it a point to share more with you. My first book of poetry and prose is still forthcoming and I can’t wait to do more readings, but in the meantime I want to share at least some of what I write in between..

* I wrote a piece called circles on New Year’s Day, reflecting on the year ahead, the continuity of all things, and some ever-welcome wisdom from one of my all-time favorites, R.W. Emerson.

* I also felt spurred to write this creative call to arms for 2012 on SUGAR -N- THUNDER.

* And last month I lived through the saddest day of my life to date. My beloved Nana passed away and I had the opportunity to read a piece I wrote about her at her memorial. It was one of the greatest honors of my life, if not the greatest honor – just knowing that my mere mortal words could come close to capturing the essence of such a larger than life soul..

I am learning more and more about the power of words everyday – it’s something I don’t take lightly, something I am eternally grateful for. I wrote this the other night on my (freezing cold) walk home..

the words
that sound
out of place
to you now
will later help you
remember
the things you thought
you’d never forget.
so for your
future self
and all your other
selves –
write in the moment
and claim
every bit of life
as yours.
– ajd, 1/18/12

It’s only just begun.. And I am looking forward to it all.

Author: audrey dimola

MY NAME IS AUDREY AND I AM A WILDFIRE. // My work catches flame at the intersections of multidisciplinary art, ceremony and ritual, community and connection, improvisation and radical vulnerability. I am a Queens, NYC born-and-raised poetic alchemist, performer, curator, and sacred space-holder; author of 3 poetry and prose collections; Director of Public Programs at Socrates Sculpture Park; and creator of original event experiences such as Nature of the Muse, Church of the Sacred Body, and How We Create & How We Cope: Intersections of Art & Mental Illness.

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