Sylvia Plath


I've been doing a lot of research into Sylvia Plath recently. For a while she just seemed to pop into conversation or appear randomly throughout my day or when scrolling through Pinterest, so I decided to do a bit of research into her. I've never actually read any of her novels or books of poetry (though I plan to), but I've read little bits of things from her, and every little thing I read makes me wish I had the chance to know her. 

She writes with such conviction about such painful and confusing things, and even though she committed suicide when she was 30, she seemed kind of brave to me. She allowed herself to feel everything so deeply, write about it and share it with the world. So much of what she shared was extremely dark, but I think it revealed a lot of truth about human suffering and deep internal pain that goes beyond physical tragedies. 

I feel as if I could have gained so much inspiration from her. She took every bad feeling or negative situation and learned from it and wrote so boldly about it. That seems so easy, but it can be so difficult to access that part of your own soul that holds those deep emotions that create really good pieces. Again, she was so brave in the things she chose to write about and share. I only hope I can embody that strength and spirit.