When Silence Becomes Singing

When Silence Becomes Singing

by Helen Kylin

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When Silence Becomes Singing by Helen Kylin

Even though it is my own free will to write this study, there is also an element of compulsion because the subject has been on my mind for many years. Being a creative, left-handed, somewhat dyslexic person, I have sought ways to understand the dilemma that made me think differently about the world from many people around me. I thought it was my task in life to become more like them; as a result, much of my life has been a struggle in that direction. I am grateful for this struggle because it has taught me to be logical and even verbal. However, the siren song of my inner being will not let me forget that I am an intuitive person. So it is my logical self that says I do this study of my own free will and my intuitive self that wordlessly pushes me to the task!

When I look at a landscape or a group of people with an eye to taking a photograph or painting a picture, I am looking as much at the shapes between the objects as at the objects themselves. In drawing I sketch in the empty or negative spaces first because they indicate to me the direction that the composition will take. I use this as a metaphor for the way I will ask you to understand what I am going to be saying. The empty spaces between much of what I say and the poems and stories I use will be as important as the words I will be using. It is in these spaces that thought connections can be discovered.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157846602
Publisher: Pendle Hill Publications
Publication date: 12/04/2015
Series: Pendle Hill Pamphlets , #258
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 232 KB

About the Author

Helen Kylin is a painter and photographer whose work has been seen in art shows in the Cleveland area. She has been a teacher of young children and coordinator of a program on creative enrichment for elementary age children at Hathaway Brown School. This program included photography, dramatics and creative writing emphasizing the development of poetry writing. She is a member, deacon and Bible student in the Fairmount Presbyterian Church.

Most of this manuscript was written during the three terms when Helen Kylin was a student at Pendle Hill. She feels that the atmosphere of caring and acceptance there made it possible for thoughts and words to fall into place. She hopes to continue developing her own creativity which is the open end of her personal parable.

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