Yesterday, Superman (9-yrs old) asked me, "Mom, do you know what Law I hate?"
I reviewed the laws that I thought he lived by. It was a short list. "Nope, I can't guess."
"I hate the Law of Gravity."
Knowing my son's love for movement in all directions, I definitely should have guessed that he would actively dislike one that restricted his ability to fly.
And recently, I catch myself frowning. Not because I am feeling emotions connected with the facial expression, but because lost in thought, or in my busy day, I forget to defy gravity. Which allows it to pull my lips down into the frown.
When I googled things that defy gravity, I came across Tom Shannon's Anti-Gravity Sculptures, which are amazing and beautiful and all anchored in some science fiction and some fantasy. As well as science AND gravity. :) So I'd thought I'd share it with you, in case you also forget to defy gravity today.
My favorite quote? "It's sort of surfing on a magnetic field at the crest of a wave."
Poets, eat your hearts out! :)
And without gravity, we wouldn't have enjoyed the "Goblet of Fire" last night (think of what a mess that would have made):
|Papa J enjoying gravity.|
I think that leads to one of the best ways to defy gravity--as writers, we need to extract the best understanding we can from a crit to make our ms better and not get bogged down by negativity and rejections. Which would keep us too tethered to write the way we need to. Dealing with criticism/rejections in a positive/proactive way is an essential act of defying gravity for us all. :)
A shout out to everyone who chooses to defy gravity, but enjoy it as well. :) How do you do it?