Defenestration: May 2008

May 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Editorials

My, my, how the time does fly. Could this really be the May 2008 issue of Defenestration? It very well could be. Unless I’m lying. Which I’m not. Unless I’m lying.

The one thing I never agonize over regarding this magazine is the editorial. I almost always write them at the last minute. Inspiration comes through a meditative state I assume right before writing. I thought I’d share this process with you.

First, I get myself into such a position that my legs go completely numb. Top yoga instructors agree that the biggest distraction during meditation are the legs. After my legs are good and numb (I test by periodically jabbing the space just above my knee with a letter opener), I close my eyes, breathe deeply, and imaging relaxing things. Cheeseburgers. Turtles. Slip N’ Slide. Jellyfish. Bikinis.

After that, the words just sort of come to me. Like today, before I started writing this, I meditated and got the idea to write a completely fake guide to meditating. And thus the system works.

This month we have four writers, three poets, an artist, and artistic collaboration, a new Defenestrati strip, and a bunch of other nonsense. Because frankly, we know you love nonsense. Enjoy!

—Andrew Kaye, editor-in-chief

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