A word from admin.September 24, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Posted in writing | 22 Comments
A remarkable body of work by Paul Squires is nestled here in the pages of the gingatao blog.
His last post, Gene Kelly Tattoo, has reached a landmark of 100 comments, something Paul would have been very pleased about. Of course the circumstances are different than they would be if he was here. But it was something he always wanted and would have been grateful for.
For readers who have recently discovered or stumbled onto the work of Paul Squires, we welcome you and hope to share something vital about this amazing man and his brilliant writings.
Paul Squires was (and still is) an influential force of energy, whose work fostered an awareness of potentials and possibilities widely in writing, arts and media, and through performing his prose and poetry. His work online added dimensions that further developed the internet form and scope for creative endeavor, and it is important to note how he diligently went out of his way to help other writers and artists expand and grow and become better. How his words of wisdom, humor, argument and insight encouraged and promoted creativity and communication. How a quality of light plays through all of his passages. Even the dark ones. How he gave so much to so many and how startlingly important his voice was.
Paul’s first book “The Puzzle Box” was published twice, the second edition is available in paperback from Lulu. A limited number of first edition hardcover copies are also still available from Lulu. All proceeds from the sales will go to his family and potentially toward a writers award in his name.
“Jewellery” was one of Paul’s metaphors for the words strung across the page. He envisioned the settings, stones, precious metals, all sculptural in dimension, all in sparkling fine quality and placed in a distinctive array.
We encourage new readers to come, enjoy and learn. We welcome his friends to revisit, remember, respond. We hope to eventually publish the last manuscript he left behind, and we hope you will come back and read Paul’s words again and again.
A special magic permeates this work. Once you have known Paul Squires, you can never forget about the magic that swirls from the belly of feeling to the crown of spirit and permeates our world.
“Have a fantabulous day full of tiny miracles like unexpected flowers blooming,”