THIS is a blog by Rachel Wimer. She is an IT Professional and creative writer living in the Washington, DC area. Her "Dreamoir" is where hybrid writing brings creative nonfiction, poetry, prose, and visual pieces together. These pieces are meant to be "stories based on journalistic facts that would be redeemed from their mortality by the astute devices of poetry," as Gabriel García Márquez writes in the prologue to Strange Pilgrims, his book of short stories translated in 1993.
THIS is it. The words on the page, the pen(cil) to the paper, keys pressed into screen. I want to make THIS amazing. To transcend my life, create a legacy. THIS has been in the making for 15 years. No, my whole life. It started with a leap off a cliff, and I have been leaping blind ever since. Leaping into love. Total immersion into the dark waters below. THIS is it.
"Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it."
- Gabriel García Márquez