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The comments are the best part of this one. Totally agreed with:

My favorite part is how your bio totally undoes everything you said in the actual post. Thanks for the LULZ!!!!

August 2 | Justin Boland

Which post? This one: ‘The Difference Between an Artist and a Wannabe’

https://www.musicthinktank.com/mtt-open/the-difference-between-an-artist-and-a-wanna-be.html

Why am I reading this post? It’s a long story. I’m also writing ‘Big Work’ (Hint).

But yeah. That post has good comments in it. I really felt something when I read the people trying to soften some of the stance against those who just want to do what they want to do the way they want to do it. I think Generation Y taught me this big lesson. Compassion?

Gen X latchkeys really didn’t know.

But here’s me, going, to one of them, one time, on and on about something. He goes,  If they want to send one emoji on text to communicate, Dipika, why not just let them send the emoji!!!’

Hrm.

I thought about it.

Even if there’s no poetry or art or sentences that make me feel like I want to really stop and reread them because there just isn’t that kind of thing I the texty-texty stuff, even then, it kind of relates to the above post because if they want to why not? Maybe. I could. See it in a new way.

😮

‘What comes through the most is the personality of the author and truly feeling her perspective as she goes through this collage of beautiful and heartwarming(-breaking) incidents. The somewhat conversational style and the painterly touches of language really enrich what is already a non-traditional story of this type. The artistry of the language is matched only by the truthfulness to the emotional journey the author has been through.

‘If you’re a fan of good travel writing, poetic prose, and personal essays/memoir of the type where the aesthetics of a scene are just as important as its recitation of events and their details, then you’ll love this book. Like me you’ll find yourself wishing to visit Ireland, India, and Japan all at once, if only to see your familiar spaces in a new light when you return home. I’m really looking forward to the next one!’

–Tim S., on The Elopement, at the book’s Kindle page. Kismuth no longer uses Amazon for social conscious purposes.

‘‘Dipika is a[n] author who clearly has been writing for years. Her ability to illustrate a particular moment, object, or emotion is amazing. Her writing style is different than what I am accustomed to reading. Its almost poetic. As the reader you can expect to gain insight into the mind, heart and soul of a Woman who lives life passionately and purposely. Also, Dipika does a nice job at outlining the good and not so pretty reality of what it means to defy cultural norms.”

—Anonymous, on the book’s old Kindle page. No longer using Kindle for social conscious purposes.