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  1. I’d say there comes a time in the life of all great ‘Anonymous’ writers through the ages, (who were usually womenfolk! but had to hide that due to patriarchy/society pressures)…to reveal…but in your case…get a pseudonym, its part of the creative process and there’s certainly no law against it. Go for it – Carpe Diem! In the literary world, some authors literally change their name purely to get higher up on the shelf…! The world is your oyster, as they say…an open book.

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  2. I have learned that I will not censor myself for anyone or anything. I’ve done it for so many years, I vowed that going into my 40s, I just wouldn’t anymore. I wish you well, whatever path you take, Maria.

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    1. Poets and artists should never be sensored unless we all agree to totalitarianism, a real danger. You invited me to “Medium” for a reason. I am wiggling my toes in the air getting ready to leap. My dream is to make writing my day job. We’ll see.💛

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  3. Not an easy question to answer. I don’t like putting my personal details out for all to see. There are limits. I figure if someone wants to know more, they can ask. The complication of current work can make the choice harder. Now that I’ve been retired for many years, I can be more open. But, not too much. Sounds like I am still on the fence. 🙂

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      1. You/we fret for good reason. Being very open, revealing all, is a very personal thing for most of us. Young people do things I would never have imagined. Our societies and cultures have changed. We have devices in hand that give us 24/7 exposure to so (too) much. Ideas, good and bad, travel worldwide at such great speed. There is too little time for digestion and assimilation. Our brains did not evolve to handle this rushing river of input.
        OK…I am stepping down from my soapbox.

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            1. Same here. The virus will take advantage of lots of new avenues of transmission. We have thousands of school age and college students who need to get back together. Wishful thinking won’t have any useful impact on the way the virus acts. Until we get vaccine, treatment, and tracking tools, it is going to spread.

              These are amazing times. Technology has given us powerful ways to live our lives. It can be so interesting and educational. Along comes one of the most primitive and tiny creatures. We are at its mercy.

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            2. It is fascinating beyond the human toll. The mathematics modeling and the viral structure is complicated. Yet underneath it, we are being forced to reaccess and innovate. Evolution’s gonna have it’s way no matter what you say. I missed these conversations!

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        1. Bea, maybe that’s all I needed to hear. With all the unpredictability of our situation, every moment is precious. Thank you for being here. I am a passionate Italian women. Why would I want to be any other way. In bocca al lupo!💛

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  4. I use a pseudonym here and share as myself on IG, but that’s because I can control who sees my posts over there. I’ve encountered some people here with boundary issues. Hence the pseudonym.

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  5. Just let yourself go, Maria. We are not here to judge each other but to give each other strength and courage.
    I love your work. So please write. Bravo sister.

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        1. It’s a spiritual practice, the writing. People will always interpret things the way they themselves see. That is the beauty of poetry. I am mediating with some people from Israel and it is changing everything. Its about the inside…a whole universe inside. I was never crazy and I need to speak. Love to you, sister.

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