Showing posts with label stories. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stories. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

introducing tangibles.



how many moments does a person experience in a day?

how many of those moments are brilliant? brilliant because they reveal life subtlety, as a sort of whispered poetry?

i've been thinking about moments. about how fast they happen, despite how frequently they occur. i have also been thinking about my blog lately, about making it something that the internet lacks. 

in reworking my blog, i came to the realization that what the internet lacks is a source of observation.

pure observation, pure connection, pure experience.


looking at different blogs, I've noticed that most are advertisements. and i get it- bloggers need to advertise products to make money sometimes (i'll probably be doing this too in the future). but a blog should not always be limited to mere advertisement.
a person should not be downgraded into a simple face for a brand. 

i want to start making this blog a true place for stories. and to do so, i'll be sharing stories. - the little stories in life that slip past us every day.
but not the made-up, make-believe kind. those are good too, but i'd rather write down the stories playing out right in front of my eyes. the real, documented observational story.
because life is pretty poetic, every last little moment of it.

take this new direction as a sort of journalistic poetry.  

so what does this mean for angelica's allegories? well, there will be more allegories.
you'll start seeing alot more "tangibles" as i like to call it. 
writing you can truly see, feel, and observe. 
i'll be writing about the things happening right in front of me.
the small, instant moments that make us human, and that are getting ignored.
and i'll be writing about memories, the kind that we all want to remember.

visually, my "tangible" posts will be shorter, almost fragmented, (like the moments they will express)
and each "tangible" will be paired with a visual.

you may notice that some of this "tangibles" will be more poetic, and others more journalistic. in the end, this will be an experiment for me as a writer and an (amateur) visual artist, and i hope you enjoy taking this ride with me. basically, my goal is to really make my blog into a body of work that i would be proud enough to possibly publish, and for angelicasallegories.com to truly be a place for stories.

in fact, i'll be opening up the opportunity for "guest tangibles". basically, you can send your own observational poetry in to be included, with full credit (or anonymously if preferred), to be featured on my blog and Instagram @angelicasallegories. 

hopefully you enjoy all of this and it inspires you to look up at the world more than down on your phone.

see you in the stories,
angelica

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

"walking through new york"

I had a big creative assignment in one of my classes this semester. The assignment was to act like a "flaneur" and write about New York City. "Flaneur" is a French term used to describe idlers, or wanderers. In 18th century Paris, this was a way of life for Parisians (and still is). Writers and artists would wander the streets for inspiration and pure observation. My piece is a poetic story.

This is what I came up with.

“Walking through New York” 
-a story of the city in autumn

It’s funny how different a city can look when you walk through it alone in autumn.