Everyone has their own writing style. Largely, mine is to first write by hand and then transcribe this to the electronic keyboard. Others do things differently. This is a little bit about that.
Handwritten Passages by Michael Romani Writing by hand brings something each day That defines existential dread in some way In some sense it brings its relief That helps us through that hallucinatory grief While we struggle through our uncertainty And that fills our lives with unresolved mystery In each letter formed, we struggle to find our voice It's a minimal brand created by our every choice With each stroke, doors open to the sacred story Shining our blurred visions and hoping for shed glory Vibrating with the strange energy of anticipation We become the agents of our own uncanny transformation Seeking to transmute, distract and to change Through the very words we write and rearrange Reordering the mythos and windows of perception We hope to share truth deeper than deception Final moments in passages mark the transition Pushing us forward into our twisted contemplation In a mad world of paradoxical constructions It seems fantastical to desire creation and destruction We are theologically engaged in the questions of our existence Focused on capturing lines loved past resistance Sometimes we don't even know that we've arrived Yet, somehow our ideas and words have survived In the space of bewilderment we find our grace There in the beauty and questions, we come to embrace Struggling with the unclosed loops of the undone This is the forever of the lives we've come to as one We who create, create to fill the void that awaits The no longer being here that always comes too soon and not late We sit here, pad in hand, with the blessed uncertainty Filled with the clamorous silence of our absurdity As we increase our tolerance for life's ambiguity Cutting deeper than the deep in all of its acuity This then is that needed space of unfinishedness That begs those who write in hand for completeness (c) September 21, 2018 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved