I appreciate the messages from around the world about my morning tweets. I’ve been writing them for years. It’s a way to stir the creative pond by my bed when I wake. It’s certainly a way to stave off depression and draw light in at the beginning of the day. It can take two minutes or three hours. There are two rules. 1. It must be less than 144 characters 2. It must be original. The one I did today is really personal.
“I stand in light perfectly still
A shadow moved then hid.
I’ve no more than what I saw
I’ve nothing to prove. It did”
Other days they’re more imaginative.
“Take night, fold 15 times, hold bottom part so Night is vertical. Spread open top part. How to make yourself a fan of the Dawn.
They’ve become my friends. And as friends some shine brighter than others. One of them became a building called MVMNT Cafe. I think it is the only building in the world crowned with a tweet larger than the building. It’s won quite alot of awards. The designer from whom the idea emerged is Morag Myerscough. On another level I think my morning tweets are just a way for me to truthfully connect….. with you.
“This is the house. This is the path. This is the gate. This is opening. This is morning. This is a person passing. This is eye contact.”