Today's blog topic (hi everyone! I've been gone awhile because I just had a baby) is inspired by a quote from a friend of mine, Enrique Pina, who told me once, "You need rabid foxes and craziness unicorns in your life in order to make sense." He meant that each of us must find a way to face and even embrace the frightening and the absurd, lest their unacknowledged presences warp us. I do this best through writing poems, although trying new and risky things (like skydiving a few years back) helps me explore what frightens me, and interacting with my small children helps me embrace the absurd.
Readers, do you make a conscious effort to do these things? If so, what are your methods?