It's been pointed out to me lately that poetry I've been posting lately isn't really "my style" but you know, I like that. I realized a while back that my style was changing, growing. It became a joke that I was evolving. At that point I was resisting it, unhappy with the fact that I didn't feel comfortable with what I'd write. It's difficult to judge your own poetry anyway, objectivity is tough to come by some days, but when you look at your own work and don't recognize it, don't know anything about that style, it's all but impossible to say whether it's good, or it's garbage.
Lately, I've become more comfortable with what I write, more at home in the new style, more familiar with the way I say what's begging to be written. And what's great is that for the most part, I'm really happy with it.
In other news, there's a NASCAR race at Lowe's Motor Speedway next weekend, and next week is Speed Week. This means lots of race fans, including my husband, will have the opportunity to go uptown and meet some drivers, see some cars, get stuff - and those of us who are married to NASCAR fans have the opportunity to take Charlotte up on its offer to entertain the not-so-race-fans group. There are 3 consecutive nights of free live concerts, including Crossfade, 3 Doors Down, 38 Special, Styx, and lots more. Live and Free, seems like a deal! I can't go all 3 nights, I'm too old for long weekends, but I'll be in the audience next Thursday when Crossfade is on stage!
As for the race itself, well, I've been to Lowe's a time or two and really enjoyed myself. I prefer to be infield, on Redneck Hill, where the fun really is, where other fans offer you a beer and a burger, or a seat on their camper cuz it's got the best view of the backstretch. If you've never been you should go, seriously. I'm not a die-hard fan, I don't ache to be at every race, but I'll never regret going! There's something in the air (aside from the smell of vast amounts of Budweiser, grilled meat, sweat and racing fuel) that can't be matched at any other kind of event!