"The Universe" was my first foray with writing in first person as an inanimate object — and it shows. Notice how the beginning starts more as an explanation than an exposition by The Universe:
"Whether they realize it or not, when most people speak of “the uni- verse”, they are actually speaking of the physical universe, the world or cosmos that they have gradually become familiar with through their different senses. Most human beings filter their experience through the five senses: taste, touch, smell, sound, and last but not least, sight. Each of these senses enables individuals to draw different insights not only about the world around them, but about themselves as well - if they so choose. "
"The Point" is the second installment in a series of writing experiments, this time told from the first-person perspective of a point:
"I am a point, and contrary to what some people say I do exist — just not in the way that most people are used to thinking of existence. Except for Plato, Plato is one of those rare human beings who really “got it” - along withEuclid.
However, now I am getting ahead of myself. As I said previously, I am a point and I do exist, don’t let the fact that I have to keep reminding myself of this diminish your belief in me."
"The Dot" is a brief writing experiment with writing in 3rd person — from the perspective of a dot. As the dot states:
"I am a dot, and let’s get one thing straight, right off the bat — I'm not a point. However, if you insist on calling me a point I can’t say that I really care, after all that is your problem if you don’t understand the difference between
a point and a dot. "
Writing, like any other artistic effort, requires its practitioners to step beyond their comfort zones and try new things. Last July, I had the opportunity to explore the writings of several Turkish authors at the behest of a bridesmaid in my brother’s wedding. She recommended Read more…