Expressing myself creatively through word play is what keeps me in alignment with my soul. Or, my soul is in alignment with this human identity through word play that is creative and fresh. I like my language alive. Thing is, I believe body and mind are made from the same material—energy—and reality is a constellation of body and mind sensory impressions. The compass of the soul speaks to us through language. So, my inner compass is important. When it points me beyond the ego to explore stories, I go.

Sometimes, I land in fiction. In this realm of reality mixed with imagination, I jump all over the metaphorical universe, converse with non-human characters, and engage with abstraction so I might create a place for the narratives I feel within me.  Sometimes I am a character in the story. And sometimes I speak through other characters. I move through speculative fiction, too. The relativity of time and space is best explored here.

Other times, I show up in creative nonfiction: I write about real travel and cultural exchange. I reflect back my identities that have ebbed and flowed within language, geography, and social boundaries.