Writing Practice in Haiti, 2010

by Mark Chmiel

Occasionally, Sara Rendell asks me for some writing topics for her to take off on.  Thus, the following  email…

Tuesday 3 August 2010

Dear Sara,

Try these!

Looking at the moon at night in Haiti
What my papa was thinking when he was 19
My amazing mind
The most obsessed Haitian I’ve met is…
Lately, I’ve been worn out by______________________
Daily revelations
Kissing changes everything
I might write a book about Haiti…
It’s impossible to put Haitians on a pedestal because…
Marcel Proust: “There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we believe we let slip by without having lived them, those we spent with a favorite book.” Comment…
2 projects I want to finish by 2011
3 questions I now want to ask my mama
4 people from here I’ll always remember with fondness
5 sentences in appreciation of Sean
Do I have one big passion? Or several smaller passions?
Do I need to be needed?
New habits I’ve developed since being in Haiti
I feel most powerful when…
Five things my parents did right

Dr C

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