My name is Katelyn Lea.
I am a mother, and I am a writer.
I write about love, and life, and whatever else comes to mind.
My dream is to support myself and my son with my writing,
but chasing dreams is like backtracking starlight
in a space ship running out of rocket fuel.
So for now I blog right here at The Midnight Disease.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
-T. S. Eliot
I am also an atheist.
I don’t know if that’s particularly important information, but I like to think letting go of delusions of God and life after death has a certain intensifying effect on a person’s sense of the urgency of life.
Letting go of God, in that sense, has given my writing some urgency.
You see, I’m the kind of person who likes to think I have life damn near figured out.
I know that days are long and moments can drag out and hours can seem like weeks, and at the same time weeks can seem like days and months can seem like hours and suddenly years have gone by and it feels like only a moment ago you were in love with someone and now you can’t remember what you loved about them in the first place.
I know that feelings of euphoria, bliss, joy, lust, happiness, and contentment are just as fleeting as pain, sorrow, hurt, anger, and loneliness.
And I will tell you, Constant Reader, whoever you are, at every given opportunity to squeeze all you can out of every one of life’s experiences. Because even if there is a life after death after all, you won’t know for sure until you’re dead. And wouldn’t it be such a waste to go through life skimming over all of the wonderful, beautiful, terrifying ups and downs rather than experiencing – no, actively participating in your own life?
That being said, my goal is to write about the intensity of life.
Because that is what I, the Writer, am all about: living and writing life intensely.