So, this will be our last week of working together on “CommComm.”
I want to thank you all for the seriousness and respect you’ve brought to this project. It is, of course, delicate work, putting up one’s own story, and discussing it at such length.
But I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and hope you have too (or at least some of it).
I know a few of you have voiced (light, respectful) objections to the process itself, feeling that talking this technically and openly might somehow undercut the work itself.
For my part, I’ve been talking about my work publicly for many years now, in the classroom and on the road, and I’ll just say that I really don’t feel it as an issue. What happens for me is that, as soon as I say to myself, “Writing now,” a wall goes up and I am back in that beautiful land of mystery and intuition and meanings deeper than one could ever intend, no matter how much I’ve talked about process the day, or even the hour, before.
Others may feel differently of course, and …