The Red Hall of the 4th floor of the Seattle Public Library is a transitory and illusory place for me. The aesthetic of this place, so purposefully artistic, succeeds in taking my psyche to another world and confounds and delights my senses. It’s like a portal between dimensions.
My writer friends and I were discussing pros and cons of fictional fantasy worlds tonight.
Do you prefer a book that is written in an earth-like world with a few otherworldly characters or a world with alien parameters and characters that fit only within that world?
Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night.
Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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i’m still in a bit of a fog, in regards to this, is it actually this colour all the time? or was the curator in a ‘frazier crane’ sort of moment, as for your discussion, characters experiencing ‘life’ on earth from within their own perspective (alien or foreign) works for me
I would agree, human perspective and our own planet can be alien enough for great stories.
This level of the library is always this color. It creates an interesting disorientation for me. It’s the hallway and lobby area adjoining the meeting rooms. The whole building is a work of art, and I’ll have a gallery of photos from my visit there up as soon as I get a moment to edit the batch.
Thanks for your contribution to the discussion. Always nice to hear from you! 🙂
I have decided to place the library on my list of things to do next month when I pass thru on my way to Vancouver!
(that is after my pilgrimage to nordstroms!)
I suspect you’ll be glad you visited. It’s a photog’s paradise…and it’s a library. 🙂