Molly Smithson

'So what is this, Molly?' The tenets of this site

Molly Smithson
'So what is this, Molly?' The tenets of this site

"Wow, Molly bought her own name as a domain and is blogging. What a contrived and expected choice when one's life is in a happy upheaval."

That is what I imagine you are thinking, reader. Hopefully you are kinder to me than my own self perception. I started this because as someone who writes a bit, in phone notes, notebooks, word documents, the margins of agendas, I figured it would be good to collect all of these crazy thoughts in one place and see if a voice or vision is cooked up out like a mental bouillabaisse. 

Because it's easier to have other people explain your aim than yourself (why do you think there's an entire internet industry for inspirational quote memes?), here is what you can expect out of this blog, based on quotes from some of my favorite writers and comedians:

“I think people are afraid to ask too many questions because they are afraid of appearing stupid. I’m not afraid of being stupid.” After all, recognizing and addressing your own stupidity is the only way to get smarter." - Chelsea Handler

When Chelsea opened up her ill-fated Netflix show with this, it changed my life. Why not ask about everything from the ridiculous to I plan on asking a lot of people from all sides of this world a lot of questions so that I can  Be on the lookout for video interviews, how-tos, and other information that, while it may seem stupid to ask, you and I will both be better for the questioning. 

“If I have been given any gift in this life, it’s my ability to live simultaneously in the rational world and the world of imagination.” - Tom Robbins, Tibetan Peach Pie

The dualism of Tom Robbins permeates every aspect of his writing: comedy and tragedy, reality and the absurd. There are many these multi-faceted 'what ifs' floating around in my mind constantly:

What if I subverted the male gaze with an Instagram about men's bulges?
What if I reviewed every cheap chinese restaurant in Portland with the acumen of a world-class food critic?
What if I wore nothing but the color gray for a whole week and blasted Mr. Jones wherever I went?

Well, lucky for you, I have a lot of time and imagination on my hands. So enjoy the poems on this page, and get ready for photos, videos and words that attempt to capture the one saving grace we have, imagination. 

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." -Roald Dahl, 'The Minpins'

I find magic on subways, in egg crates, during symphonies and Johnny Cash. I hope that by reading this, you will too. 

Have suggestions for what I should cover on this stupid, imaginative, magical beat? Comment below.