UPDATE | Interviews
Part of my project this summer is to interview relevant people. Mostly I am interviewing family, but I also am seeking out the relative persons who have a different perspective on this specific topic.
It's a bit daunting to approach people, even family members. Asking them questions. Questions I know that for them may be personal or even hard to discuss. For me, it's not about the dirt or the messy complexities that are inevitable. For me, it's about that gold you get when you look at all sides of something. Someone.
To do my work properly I need to be brave enough to probe, respectful enough to relinquish control and perceptive enough to see the angles and depth. It's a multi dimensional thing. This thing we call writing. Creating.
Making something. Out of nothing.
Looking at the surface and not just admiring it's beauty but wanting to get to the depth of where it came from. I think we were all created to ask questions, doubt, praise and get thrills from the unknown. We were never made to know everything. But we were made to reach.
So I will be reaching for that little bit of Gold we couldn't see beneath the surface.