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Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Ever-Inspiring Markus

He's got some silver on him now;
he's seasoned. Wise and jaded.
The age adds layers to the eyes:
smoky ochre tones of understanding.
I swear he knows what I'm saying;
I swear he knows things I never will.

Writing the character of Ben in Remains has been an exercise in channeling my horse. To write a man, just another man with a man's ideas and a man's wants, would have been the easy way out. I needed the depth. Those lightning quick shifts between instinct and intelect. And that touch of silver.

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