Thursday, July 16, 2009

Most Lovely Words...

Sometimes, I think the six most hideous words in the English language are "Thank you for your interest in." I've certainly heard them often enough in my life, and I'm certain that every single one of us has at least three times. The hard part about them is the fact that they are usually followed by words that go something like this: "There were many qualified applicants. You weren't one." [That's paraphrasing, but that's certainly what it feels like they are saying.]

When I decided to write, I generally accepted that those six utterly -vile- words would be part of my life for the rest of my existence.

Yesterday, however, they were followed by some lovely words, "selected to appear."

Two pieces of my poetry have been "selected to appear" (seriously, that phrase is like the Hallelujah Chorus echoing through my brain) in The Ambassor Poetry Project .

The project in general is something I'm really excited about as someone who is really coming to see this area as far more artistically profound than most people give it credit for, so even if I wasn't going to be in it I'd say to check it out.

As for me, I'm on cloud fifteen.