This blog, in portuguese Corvo Correio – Raven Post – was created on the 24th of March, 2011. I had just turned 16, 22 days before, and I was feeling incredibly mature and ready to let everyone see me not just as a visual artist, but as the writer I had so passionately become. More than that, I was ready to let the world read me. And how that worked! Once, my father told me that he used to read my posts to get a better understanding of what was going on in my head when I was younger. Writing about my feelings over the years has taught me to love and treasure Truth and honesty above all things.
The name Raven Post came from a joke motivated by my loving of Edgar Allan Poe, 1 of 2 men capable of making me cry over blackbirds (the other one is Sir Paul McCartney). Nevertheless, ravens are, indeed, my favourite animals – they are the most intelligent birds, with an extraordinary memory, a surprising sense of family and belonging. They also represent a personal reminder of how Providence may not always come from where we expect (1 Kings 17:6).
I’ve been updating this blog for eleven years now. I still don’t know if I’ll ever become a proper writer myself – and I honestly don’t believe that I am that much of a good one. Writing, to me, always starts with a pain in the chest, and whether I decide to let it go, or not. The following lines may be the result of a lot of work and carefully planned development, but the first one always comes from deep inside my heart. God has taught me so much about myself and others while writing that I could never say it’s not something from above. I may never get to publish any of this, but I solemnly swear that I’ll never stop writing.