Where have all the words gone?

I’ve been busy, writing words and words and words and words. Graduate school is comprised of reading and writing and writing and writing. Therefore, the flow of words has been diverted elsewhere.

Never fear, I still think of y’all.

There’s been a loss in my family this week, which might be the reason I’m here instead of with my final paper. But I’m thinking, and as the tagline says, 160 characters just won’t do.

I was late to the game with the musical Hamilton: An American Musical, but it’s been heavy on my brain. Lin-Manual Miranda has written such a rich body of work, rife with great lyric, rhythm, and content.

“Death doesn’t discriminate between the sinners and the saints, it takes and it takes and it takes and we keep living anyway, we rise and we fall and we break and we make our mistakes and if there’s a reason I’m still alive everyone who loves me has died, I’m willing to wait for it. Wait for it. I am the one thing in life can control. I am inimitable, I am an original. I’m not falling behind or running late. I’m not standing still, I am lying in wait.”

~Lin-Manuel Miranda, Wait for It

I’ll be back, never fear. When this demand of words is relieved, I can’t wait to talk.


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