For the great author-satirist Kurt Vonnegut, both laughter and tears are at turns responses to frustration and exhaustion. Howbeit, satirically speaking, he prefers laughing over crying as there is less cleaning up to do afterwards. In The Optimist, author Dwight Estava recounts an impressively-spun fictional tale that echoes Vonnegut’s take on optimism, and writes with spontaneity and certain forcefulness, one that is akin to Jack Kerouac’s writing style.
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Added by Dwight Estava on April 1, 2012 at 6:43pm — No Comments
We each experience a lot of changes to our minds and bodies as we grow up, especially when we reach puberty. When I was about ten, I had the unexplainable urge to define my emotions. My brother, Earl, was nineteen and it was fair to say he understood his emotions perfectly. He had a passion for writing poetry and was a bit of a ladies’ man. I was convinced that his poetry was the source for his magnetic influence on women.
In a moment of ingenuity, I ‘borrowed’ one of his poems and…
Added by Dwight Estava on April 1, 2012 at 6:23pm — No Comments