Thursday, May 19, 2005

Evolution and Speed Week

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!


  1. Ooooh, ooooh! Crossfade! I am so pshcyed for you. I think I told you this, but we saw them last summer at the Rock 101 Sky Show (well, during the day prior to, and the sky show is a massive fireworks display timed to music) and they're really good live. I love live music. Have you memorized the CD I sent you?? Better get to it, girl!

    P.S. Are the lilacs dead yet? Ours still aren't even 100% open in Manchester and the ones in Barrington (where I work) haven't bloomed at all yet, which made me realize that if I travel, I can extend my sniffing season. Yay!!

    Have a good day! :o)

  2. the lilacs have wilted beyond recognition, I have them hanging upside down in my bedroom hoping they'll dry.

    Of COURSE I've memorized the CD, I frikken LOVE Crossfade! And yeah, I'm just a little (LOTS) psyched too! Unfortunately I have to pick one of Crossfade, 3 Doors Down and Cold Play (I think that was the other one, I'm still asleep) and though I wouldn't miss Crossfade for ANYTHING< I hate that I can't go see 3 Doors Down too!

  3. A healthy method is a changing method. when you stop growing, start worrying.


  4. so glad to see you're finally accepting your evolution! Now, if I could just catch up some so that I can appreciate the new way of writing, we'd be in good shape...
    Yeah, have fun at the concert.

  5. Well said Jenn!

    V~ You're going through your own changes, you know as well as I do that you're writing has been "different' than your norm lately.

  6. I guess, my writing has been sort of about loss. Not real loss but loss that comes with changes, etc. You might be right...I haven't thought about it much. I think my writing has improved (at least in the poetry area).