While many read to escape, one of the most magical reading experiences is in finding something that understands you; something that makes you feel not alone. That’s one of our missions here at 34 Orchard—to find work that speaks to the painful things in ourselves and our lives in the hopes that it will bring comfort. Even though it might seem counterintuitive, sometimes, healing begins when someone—even a stranger—says I see you.
This essay—James Harvey’s “ A Survivor Looks At Lovecraft”—discusses this idea. We thought our readers might enjoy it.
The link to where it appears in Deep Cuts in a Lovecraftian Vein is here: https://deepcuts.blog/2022/09/03/a-survivor-looks-at-lovecraft/
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I popped over and read it. Fabulous piece.
Right? I absolutely needed to share that. I read it yesterday. Someone had posted it on a group I was in, and I just thought it was so well done, and so perfectly summed up my thoughts. I really related to this. I felt like he was talking to ME.
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A reminder of each writer’s opportunity to entertain, inform, and inspire. Thanks, Kristi!