1. mescalime
    January 31 @ 6:19 am

    The best way to understand and overcome trauma is to convert it. Writing is a good way, same is painting or any other artistic activity. It doesn’t always work, but worth trying.


    • Jessica Manuel
      January 31 @ 9:05 am

      That’s so true. That reminds me of the old saying, “there’s no such thing as a happy artist.”


  2. Kim
    February 2 @ 4:14 pm

    Everyone deals with trauma differently and I don’t feel that there is any “right” way to deal with; it’s very personal. This book sounds intriguing


    • Jessica Manuel
      February 7 @ 9:33 am

      Agreed. You might like it. Let me know if you end up reading it.


  3. Ratisha Goyal
    February 2 @ 8:37 pm

    It’s an irony that pain, tears and trauma make great ingredients to one beautiful and scintillating piece of art!


  4. tom kern
    March 15 @ 2:43 pm

    compare this to DFW’s The Suffering Channel where the artist is for all purposes mute (except in communicating thru his art which is excrement).
    DFW never talks about 9/11 directly, but its there hanging over everything in the story.
    and if there ever was a metaphor for shock alienation and almost snuff-like aspect of the media filming the falling man (men and women), it’s in the Suffering Channel’s filming of the artist over a toilet in the middle of one of our most private moments…


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