Revising toward praise gives a writer a direction to go, something to build to instead of something to run from.
I love to be a leaver. To be the one that steps out into the unknown, even as I am terrified.
Everything I do is done behind a desk. And now, now? Now I can even use this Peloton. I don’t even need to run in the rain.
There is something attractive about being the subject and the artist all at once; of being entirely in control of how I am seen, who sees me.