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e.e. cummings is my role model

by notjustagirlintheworld on May 16, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

capitalization and punctuation are confining conventions, perhaps like stop lights they are for the greater good but, but i often feel they take they become more important than the content...admittedly I can't spell (if not for spell check I would likely be understood by few) but my rebel heart still years for freedom. in my rebellious youth i refused to capitalize i because i was sure that, i (the writer) am nothing without the reader. i am less sure of that (and most everything else) as I grow older but i do strive to focus more on content than or form in this and all things.

ps please note this application will not allow me represent e.e. commings name as it was intended. The capitol E was forced on both of us.


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