Last week, I shared my vision of writing and how I see the publication. As I read your reactions, I received confirmation that we are all on the same page.
This publication is the place where you can read words that come from the heart and reflect the souls of their writers. Here, we write because we love to write deeply and not because we are after money and success.
In a world that is dying because of man’s devouring appetite for power and money, Scribe is there to show the way and shout out loud and clear that another way of thinking is possible.
Yesterday, I was very happy to publish a story by Joanne Roche that you may have already read: This Christmas Give the Gift of Reading. What if for Christmas, we share our love for reading by offering books to our loved ones? This is Joanne’s question to us readers. And to that question, I said yes, a million times yes!
This Christmas keep it simple, give the gift of reading, the gift that lasts a lifetime.
— Joanne Roche.
For this Christmas, I chose to offer my 10-year-old niece a comic strip from Camille Jourdy, an illustrator and author I love very much. It’s the story of a little girl who flees her reconstituted family to get lost in a mysterious forest populated by crazy and endearing creatures. A wonderful world full of poetry, tenderness, and jokes according to one of its many readers.
I hope my niece will have a good time reading this story and that she will keep the comic book as long as she lives. And then soon, I intend to read her the tale that left the greatest impression on me during my long life as a 33-year-old man: Le Petit Prince from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
When my parents asked me what would make me happy for the end of the year, I told them about Tibet, the art book by Vincent Munier and Sylvain Tesson. In Scribe’s letter of November 16, I mentioned Sylvain Tesson’s latest book. I finished it, and I can tell you that it is a masterpiece.
The author has teamed up with Vincent Munier, the world’s greatest wildlife photographer, to create an incredible book, bringing together some of the photographer’s most beautiful photos accompanied by his texts and poems. I look forward to this trip.
Why am I telling you about this book and this photographer? This week I watched a film about his life and work. In a discussion with his father over a campfire in the Vosges forest, Vincent Munier said this:
(…) I think that’s one of the things you taught me, it’s not to make images to please others, but it’s images that come from you, from within you. You speak from your heart (…).
Just keep that in mind when you write.
Sylvain Tesson for the words, Vincent Munier for the pictures. I think I’ve definitely found my two masters of thought for the rest of my life.
Take care ♥︎
Your weekly digest:
I am in Love With a Poet by Samantha Lazar. In The Silence by Sarah E Sturgis. Blackened by D. E. Fulford. The Sentry by Erika Burkhalter. Lost My Way by Jesse Wilson. Paradigms of Change by Pamela J. Nikodem, MS. Weather Is Always The Same by Erios De Kir. Stains by J.D. Harms. The Memory Keeper by Agnes Louis. I Must by Mark A. Schrader. Inside this Lonely Room by J.W. Parr. Blooms Amidst Gloom by Mathushah.S. Ginger Lemon Tea by Katia. Play the Chords by Jessica Lovejoy. True Love by Simran Kankas. Unsolicited Advice by Shilpa Vijayakumar. Milky Way by Thomas Gaudex. Remnants by Yardena Schwersky. I Love You, and I Don’t Know Why by John Dahle. This Christmas Give the Gift of Reading by Joanne Roche.
This week’s column was dedicated to Lisa Wathen. Check out her profile to discover the stories that have been highlighted on Scribe.
For the new edition starting this weekend, I have chosen to put one of our talented poets in the spotlight. J.D. Harms, thank you again for your loyalty. Go to Scribe’s home page to read his latest poems!