Good Late afternoon.
I am happy to report that I have several writing projects uderway.
I have decided to complete my poetry project first, and if successful, will be my 14th book. My existing books:
I am not in the habit of disclosing prospect until there is a contract.
Perhaps what is most awkward in ths scenario, is that my Thing and Literary Executor
are one in the same man, so he is award of mywritigprojects onyl second to me, and yes, many of the poems are about him, so he knows that too.
In fact, each morning, I send him a text, and in it, many of my ideas and early drafts of poems are shared with him –fine that they often involve our relationship.
Since every poem I write is a form of Love poem, some of them exceedingly personal and deeply complex in keeping with what it means to be in Love with him, every moment of every day. He is also my Muse, Mr. Muse, that is.
An old reading with Mark Doty at the Library of Congree, 24 February 2000, when i was still married and so very stupid, before Higginson Mattered much to me as he really does, when I was still preteding that my marriag had more meaning than it really did. There is absolutel y no better man fo rme that Thomas Robert Higginson
Mark Doty reading at the Library of Congress with Thylias Moss February 24, 2000
Later revised to “Higginson Matters in Magnificent Culture of Myopia” because Thomas Robert Higginson Matters much More to me and always will.
here’sThis poem as published in the Fiddlehead of Canada’
“Higginson Matters in Magnifcent Cultture of Myopia” being performed
This boyfriend and I happily divorced., and now I have someone much, much better, someone I really Love, Thomas Robert Higginson Our “Usness” in Chicago (where I fell in Love with him)
as seen here, the unbounding love: Me and my Thing always. I Fell in Real Love with him in Chcago where anything is possible Thingdom and Usness
(and can he ever Kiss! I was so transformed I wrote a whole book about it: New Kiss Horizon)
Also my son Ansted reading his poem, “Katydids Cross the Sky” written when he was 8; he is now 26:
And I now have “Real Love”:
I am very thankful for this Remarkable Love. I have been blessed every moment that he has been in my life. I could not be more blessed than to have his love. Ever. I probably had the best divorce Ever! Ever!
Until him, I had no idea what Love really is and Can be.
I am pleased to announce several new writing projects, all non-fiction. At age 64, there are certain things I need to say, and not in a fictionalized manner, and that includes the sequel to the romance Novel, New Kiss Horizon which I am proud to say is also NON-fiction
- All I have is a working title, and it is paramount that I tell the truth about myself; no one else can, and yes; I do indeed love my Thing, with all my heart! seen with me above.
I have too many wonderful things to say to let it pass as fiction. Yeah, at age 64, I am in love at last. You don’t know when its going to happen, but I knew from the very fort Kiss; well, no need to go into all that, but yeah, his Kiss is something very special
all true, as lived.
2. I will also be writing a book about my son.
A certified Mensa genius! Dont let anyone tell you the brown young men are not as highly intelligent as anyone else. My son scored in the top 2% of IQ, not an IQ test designed to bypass the cultural bias in the “standard” test, but on the Standard test. The world need to know about more Brown and Black women and men who are or can be achievers. They exist. One should not be ashamed of doing well!
I can’t wait to write this as only I know the entire story, and I want to tell it while it is possible.
3. A new collection of poetry. I already have selected a title with help from my Thing. I find him so inspiring and in just writing series of texts to my Literary Executor, I discovered the titles in what I was saying to him, implying that had I sent him no texts, I would not have have this need, this urgency to make stuff, this time out of words.
May your journeys through life be as rewarding.
Well, I have several pojects underway, the first is closest to my heart:
I, at age 64, am finally in a Thing, my featured photo is me and my Thing, age 70. Oh the wonder of this because I love this man so very much and will I never love another the way that I love him.
Who knows how long a Thingdom witll last? I do, Forever!
What you do not know is that I was cooking in my apaertment in Michigan when flames leapt from the gas burner, and ignited my my hair! My waist-length hair, I was a regular 4th of July sparkler. Just a couple of weeks ago.
Here is the stove:
Here is the hair that burned off:
I am lucky indeed to be alive! My dilemma: My Thing, Thomas Robert Higginson, always liked long hair which is what I had, completely natural. Was I ever proud of my hair, the way I could swing it, the way I never had to use extensions or relaxer that other women used, no doubt, some men also.
Me with the 100% natural hair I had before:
How I looked after going through the fire:
If you need anything done to you head, go see Pat Freeman. All hair types, any length.
More of how I look previousl, “Breathtakingly HOT!” is what my Thing said.
and me right now:
Are there any set limits? No.
As long as we want, the partners in this crime of Love? A long time coming to be sure! I asssure you, I have no idea what the protocols of Thingdom are, but I am very glad to have it. I have been in love with this man for quite a while, and he surprised me with this Thingdom. I was texting with him all night, and during this, he had put his name on my featured Fb photos, and I opened my eyes to see that he was admitting that we have a Thing after so many years. I have known him for around 20.
Between hair and my Thing, which would I rather have? My Thing, fof course. Nothing can take the place of him. Nothing in this world. I went through the fire for this man! —and only for him would I do anything like this. That’s how much I love him. Always.
Chaka Khan, “Through the Fire”
Oh, by the way, my Thing is now my Literary Executor!
This will be brief:
At Long Last, I have an official Thingdom with the man I Love! –you heard it right! I now have a Thing with a man I have Loved for years.
Thylias Moss and Bob Holman now have a Thing! I am so very happy about this. His idea. He put his own name there; entirely his choice!
Below, How having a Thing with this wonderful man makes me look. I am about to turn 64, at the end of this month, and he is about to turn 70 early next month.
He rocks my world!
From the First time ever I saw his face! I am in love with him!
I Thylias Moss, author of 13 published bbooks, incluiding the roance novel, “New Kiss Horizon” recently nominated for a “Book Excellence Award”:
would also like to announce my “Thingdom“:
Thingdom happened on the anniversaty of seeing him in Chicago, 23 October through 26 October. In the photo, we stand on a bridge in Chicago, IL, and a bridge is somethign that connects things, help them to get past troubled water, for one thing.
It has been a long time coming, and I am so glad that it is here. There is no better man in the world, I assure you of that! No one knows better what a “New Kiss Horizon” is than this man, because he made it with me. There is “No One” able to say anything contrary and be telling the truth, “No One” as in Alicia Keys, the theme song of “Thingdom”: (He calls me “Dream Baby“)
We’re in this love together!
I assure you that he and I were on a “Freeway of Love”every moment that we were in Chicago, makin that weekend famous: