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A Letter of Memorial

May 30, 2016

 

Dear Dad,

When I visited your graveside, it was just as you had dreamed. Tall corn on three sides of the cemetery and the sound of an old tractor putt-putting nearby. Mom likes it, too. It’s wide open and every night I imagine both of you watching the sun blink off as it ends its day. It’s peaceful. I saw an old farmer driving a green pickup truck on cemetery road, wearing overalls like your favorite ones, his elbow hanging out the window. He waved to me. For a moment I thought it was you.

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Point of View is the Story

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” – Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

What would it be like to look out from a tree house? See the city or the country from the vantage point of a bird? And know at the same moment, from almost a country mile away, someone is viewing you with his lonely telescope. A tree top perspective–really any different angle–provokes us to imagine, to feel more, and write with lively diversity. How important is point of view for authors? According to Burke and Tinsley, authors of The Creative Process, the point of view a writer develops “creates the story; in a sense, is the story.”

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