South Loop Review Nonfiction + Art Blog
John D'Agata writes, "essay emphasizes an activity—that attempt, that trying, that experimenting. I think it opens up new possibilities . . ." (Essay is essai in French, meaning: "trial, experiment, attempt.") * Essays, art, and photography can be used as a way to create more than just a story. It is thought: an opening into an artist's brain that is processing, rationalizing, and attempting to figure out the world. To understand the world is to linger on your surroundings, the past, and possibly the future: in meditation, inquiry, and reflection. * This blog is meant to be a place of habitation for such subjects.
After my cup of coffee had been refilled a handful of times, the writing I sought to finish was accomplished. Being inside Café Ballou gave me the sense of being part of a larger artful push.