Staying Fluid

I’ve been quiet on here for a while. I lost someone close to me to Covid19 and I’m still struggling to come to terms with my loss and the loss to my community.

I’m working my way through my grief at my own (crawling) pace. Creativity is my refuge. It always has been a way to process loss, pain, and trauma. Right now my creative urges are moving towards bite size thoughts and musings. This is a departure from how this blog got started. I loved writing those long sweeping narratives and I know I’m not done writing them. But right now microblog posts are what emerges on the page when I sit down to write.

I’ve held off for a while, fighting my current direction, thinking that if I could only concentrate harder (it’s fucking hard man, I have ADHD) I’ll write a longer narrative piece. But then I went through my first 13 posts and saw that I’ve broken form, posted poems with little explanation, posted poems with backstories longer than the poem!

My current urge to write shorter pieces will likely get me penalised by Google, but it’s another evolutionary step in this blog that I find so much joy in writing and sharing with you.

My blog doesn’t have to be just one thing, it’s a document of my creative journey.

My takeaway from this? As an artist, you turn up to do the work and if the muse appears, don’t question what form She takes. Stay fluid.


8 thoughts on “Staying Fluid”

  1. Let the muse be what it is at the time. This is a positive way of looking/thinking towards the muse. This will appeal to positive people of all walks of life in the creative field/manner. Well done Haroon on this blog piece.

  2. The aspects of these blogs I enjoy most is the snapshots into your journey and frame of mind at time of writing. Keep it up!

  3. The unflinching honesty and integrity of your writing reflects who you are beautifully. This is what art is to me. A work of heart. Alhamdulillah

  4. Glad to see you posting again, and I’m very sorry for your loss, Haroon. I greatly appreciate the message in this post, since it seems to have found me as my mind’s begun to stray. Looking forward to the next blog, my friend.

  5. I’m so proud of you. The fact you’re posting at all is enough. I totally agree with the message of staying fluid and turning up as an artist. A succinct post is just as valuable, it’s the quality of the work that resonate- as this does no doubt.

  6. I’m so proud of you. The fact you’re posting at all is enough. I totally agree with the message of staying fluid and turning up as an artist. A succinct post is just as valuable, it’s the quality of the work that resonate- as this does no doubt.

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