Love. Sadness. Hope. Loss. Disappointment.— Maria Laign (@MariaLaign) February 17, 2020
Just words you read every day. To make you actually feel any of that is the only purpose of my stories.
I don’t care if you like my characters, plots, or the door rug.
Just feel something already! 😒
Fiction does not have to be entertainment.
Stories do not need to have a happy — or any — ending.
We live the life of brain stimulation, oblivious to what is going on in our bodies.
We spend weeks, years, decades, lives talking about feelings, learning about feelings, thinking about feelings, but not actually feeling. We do not change our facial expression during the day.
“What if she is mad at me?”
“How do I know they will like it?”
“I’d rather not do it because I will feel ashamed.”
We are not even afraid of real, scary things; we are afraid of feelings.
Practicing feeling is good for understanding yourself. I offer that practice with a special Maria Laign flavor. Stay with me.