Poet For Hire
| August 31, 2016 |
On a Saturday morning at Olympia Farmer’s Market, I connected with a fellow writer. A young girl sat upon a boxed crate with a typewriter before her, extracting inspiration from her muses. Passerbys requested various topics, and she enlivened each individual’s spirit with her words. She connected to others through her creative vulnerability. I approached her, speaking of my appreciation for adventure and the unknown, and she delivered words that spoke to my soul (click “more” for my personal poem).
How beautiful it is to create for others, and connect through our inspirations and expressive talents. How beautiful it is that the arts are so free and available, and we can express ourselves from the sidewalk, behind a microphone at Open Mic Night, or in the confines of our home. No matter how we choose to express ourselves, we are being vulnerable, and this vulnerability is freeing.
Don’t be surprised if you one day see me on a street corner with a sign reading “Poet for Hire.” I may or may not have been incredibly inspired by this girl. Does anyone have a typewriter to donate?!