I take a seat.
I roll my sleeve.
I roll my neck a couple of times, okay - maybe three.
I open my computer.
I stare at the blank screen (it's the new 'blank page' y'all).
I hold my finger up to tap (my new pen).
And I go ---
jwbefrkwjhfb djcbnskj jksdn fedj kdfne wlefjlie qeofjqe !!! rjjefwe ? ekwekfqhw ci eta irrhf sidfew erughwru sskiie dsk jewrfnwkejgfhejkwrghjkrgeg djfdjfh ewjbfjew, ejfhweu. ejfhweufheu rejbf eifei wdihwi 6ohk6o dudg. efuheuhf eiufheiu df ie ifh wihw, euheuf, uefhu, efhweh gitj wygd i5gj. jfebwue eufuwf eifh wdvtt okh yf, uh ?
Nope -- it's not a code or a new language I made up.
It is just what my hands long to write sometimes. I put such emphasis on WORDS, LOGIC, MEANING, and being UNDERSTOOD.... that it's absolutely liberating to throw all that out the window and just.... you know:
bfejbfewu dij wiejoji4 ifiw ewdgyuwy otgjot dnue jij , ijfi ijfir dbguys ofgri eid uwsw dn edn din dnwie ehfh bwu ow wnqjni jnrfjernfek ind rijro og, eifhieh ifjijf. ifjie ijdwie ijg okwp psl,ei orjeiheifwefhuew okodm rihgg ojwd fofm owwm os oj r tknigne t oefom owwnd vmmx ?!?!?!
How did YOU break the rules today? Which self imposed rule can you loosen up? How can you rise up to society's conditioning? What can YOU do that will feel liberating?
Sometimes it's simply taking a seat, rolling a sleeve, facing the blank screen and letting your finger type away fheruedek dji oiwjdoi ekwhoiwf nj rof owdjwo utbc dome spwk , am I right????
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman