“n. a feeling of resonant connection with an author or artist you’ll never meet, who may have lived centuries ago and thousands of miles away but can still get inside your head and leave behind morsels of their experience, like the little piles of stones left by hikers that mark a hidden path through unfamiliar territory.”
A beautiful notion I’m sure, it is a new word I learned through an acquaintance on Twitter the day before I left the site for good.
It’s interesting and inspiring to think that some artists and authors have the skill to be read and noted centuries down the line like this, but it seems only a small margin get the opportunity to have that effect on the world and we will never know if we will be one of those people, for life is cruel and short like that.
Some people are very fortunate in that they could predict they’d be like that someday, because they have been made a big thing of before they die – but most teeter on usually without the vain slither of hope that it will ever be them.
Some, who experience this kind of fame during life, often remain in denial of their talent and so they don’t get to enjoy it whilst they can.
I have experienced moledro with a couple of authors who aren’t widely known or popular – I found their books through Goodreads giveaways before they closed them off to the UK and I found them on kindle really cheap – attempts at vanity publishing, I presumed because they gave up trying traditional publishers after many years of failure.
Here’s one that I can remember Alex Weinle, his book The Decapaphiliac: or love in the time of cappuccinos, it is an anthology of fantasy stories and in my opinion he is very similar to Neil Gaiman, though more macabre.
There are many others that have never been traditionally published where their stories have gripped my imagination so much so, that I still cannot believe why they are not huge household names by now?
An amazing short story I read in a magazine once by an author I can’t remember the name of – where an angel was attacked by a demon on Earth and she had her wings ripped off her and she was found by a mortal man who took her in and had a relationship with her – suffering from depression as she pretends to be a troubled mortal. Eventually her stepdaughter found her wings in the closet and the story had ended and I thirsted for more. Why was it so short, why wasn’t this writer known?
Moledro, do you have an infatuation with an author? Are they still alive? Are they traditionally published yet? Let me know in the comments below about any gems you have found and let’s help these people build their confidence as a writer and get them to try again shall we?
Thanks for reading!
2 responses to “Moledro what’s that?”
New word to me, thanks. I don’t think I have felt that, however.
I have. lol