Slow Writing I (false start)
Slow writing (one word a day) was an experimental writing/drawing project started on 7 September 2015.
The challenge was to see if it was possible to keep the flow of a sentence going when each word is seperated by a 24-hour break (spoiler: it is not).
The first word of the sentence; never, was chosen to reflect upon the impossibilities of accepting, or understanding the true meaning of the word when f.i. dealing with the loss of a loved one. But because of the large breaks between the words I constantely lost track of what I wanted to say, and had to decide all over again -every single day- where this was going
The intention was to do this for almost a year, ending on the ten year anniversary of my father’s death.
Every day I sat down, came up with, and immediately drew the next word in the sentence.
The project had its own tumblr page, but drizzled away to a premature ending after three months.
The text as it ended up being reads:
NEVER IS TOO DEFINITE OR DIFFICULT A WORD FOR ME (BUT WHO REALLY UNDERSTANDS THE WAY SOMETHING SO ELUSIVE WORKS, ANYWAY) TO GET MY HEAD AROUND. HAVING ESTABLISHED THAT, I WILL GIVE IT A GO BECAUSE I HAVE SOME THOUGHTS ON THE SUBJECT I NEED TO GET OUT OF THAT SAME HEAD AND INTO THE WORLD (OR ON PAPER AT LEAST). THERE IS THE SELFIMPOSED NEVER BASED ON A CERTAIN CONVICTION (I WILL NEVER EAT MEAT, F.I.) OR SOMEONE IMPOSING THEIR OWN PREJUDICE OR BELIEFS UPON YOU (YOU WILL NEVER AMOUNT TO