The Master (WaxDoodle)
The Master (WaxDoodle)

I am loosely following a course by cartoonist Lynda Barry.  I happened upon it through the site Open Culture. Since I am not officially enrolled, I won’t benefit from any feedback or interaction, but it should still be fun. I probably doodle more than most people though. Maybe I should instead be looking for a course to bring myself in touch with the “left side” of my brain. Heh: literally lateral. I used to have passable memorising skills. Nowadays everything is touch-and-go, and off at a tangent. So, I’m having trouble even memorising this little requisite-for-the-course poem:

Emily Dickinson’s poem number 937

I felt a Cleaving in my Mind —
As if my Brain had split —
I tried to match it — Seam by Seam —
But could not make it fit.

The thought behind, I strove to join
Unto the thought before —
But Sequence raveled out of Sound
Like Balls — upon a Floor.

I can relate to it, for sure. I can doodle it.

I am a little behind, since it started on January 23rd already. Her tumblr is The Near-Sighted Monkey. It is well worth a visit.



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