An Inspiration Book: My Favorite Douglas Coupland Quotations.
“And then I felt sad because I realized that once people are broken in certain ways, they can’t ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one. You wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it’s already happened.”
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Mentor I don’t think I ever really have felt that I had a mentor but the closest I would say I got was my sophomore English teacher who saved my life by encouraging me to write the good poems I did write back then — she sat with me in the preppy Collegiate hallway where boys walked by to talk to more boy-approved girls, while we discussed Baudelaire, Frost, Keats, my poem about my parents awful marriage that I wrote at age 15. She encouraged me to feel and I had a big mess of a family that I was dealing with (but had blocked out the worst of it which came thru in metaphors)–and thus encouraged me to heal, thru the poetic form. Thank you always, Mrs. Jody Lewis, with your thesis in Faulkner and your support of my creative gifts.
…to follow (the significance thereof); for now here’ what you get.
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