I'm starting to see a recurring theme in my work: marriage. Its tradition, its disintegration, people heading toward it, people unhappy with it, sex in marriage, conversations, repression, reaching out, the humor of institution, and the hopelessness of suffocation. I can't seem to keep my mind from wandering to this topic. I wonder what it is that fascinates me so much? Perhaps it's because my mother's horrible marriage . . . I don't know.

It's very cathartic though.

I've always been drawn toward the idea of man and woman laying together having conversations. Or sitting in a coffee shop together . . . having conversations. I love to explore the two sides and think about the play that is constant. I think that's why I loved Thurber so much, because he was always writing about marriage and the parallels between man and wife.

Anyway. I guess I will just keep writing about it until I run out of things to say.

What do you love to write about? Do you have themes that you love to explore?


  1. I like themes which involve humans, animals, terrestrial topography and aliens.

  2. Hmmmm, that would make a really interesting novel if you put them all together. Good luck with the title!

  3. Amy - I like people too. I like solitude and nature, plants, countryside, the elements, history, poetry. Tend to go off on tangents a bit!

  4. I love the way you write about all of those things. You have a wonderful way of emoting what you feel, the terrain you're in, etc.

  5. Overall, I probably touch on about 10 themes in my writing. But the three big ones would be loneliness, criminal justice, and identity. And like you mentioned, it's cathartic writing about those things.

    This gave me a great idea for a blog post! Hope you don't mind if I borrow it one day. ;]


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