Windward Editors are pleased to highlight work from one of our local contributors--and dear friends--Crystal Garcia. A Corpus Christi native and recent graduate, Crystal and her brother Rudy have gathered a following with their successful podcast, Revolve One; now showcasing over 100 episodes!
Crystal is a welcomed, necessary voice in our local community: from her wonderful podcast interviews, to her own creative works, which we are delighted to showcase. Crystal's work ricochets between beautifully-painted streams of thought, to poignant, creative dazzles that invite readers into an imaginative world of personal, poetic brilliancies.
It's an honor to feature Crystal Garcia in our upcoming Vol. 18 of The Windward Review, but we hope you enjoy this wonderful spotlight in the meanwhile!
Diving Into Infinity
From being a child fascinated with letters becoming companions-- words always painted such a vividly clear picture. Growing into adolescence only meant my hunger for words became insatiable.
I could keep my gaze glued to a page; no need for eyes to strain. Going from libraries to frequenting bookstores, it was always the feel of books that perpetually enticed me. Whether it had an embellished cover or merely a title, the innate curiosity of my mind was piqued as I yearned for stories.
Never will I regret the days I spent with my head between paper pages.
It's been years so I suppose I'm all grown-up! Perhaps I didn't think when I was younger just how many stories were within those stories…
I knew to "read between the lines" even then yet I realize now-- stories perpetuate stories & becoming a writer gives you the sense of being endless.
New Moon Ruminations Let it begin--
Back at the start.
Or was that just the end?
Either way, it is dark so let us drink the darkness in.
Inside we are feeling outside of ourselves. Outside we try hiding our own unraveling.
The shadows is where we go to face ourselves-- find our SELF again.
Tonight I surrender myself to my spirit.
My soul is tired of always having to shrink within the confines of this skin.
It took all the darkness I could endure to spark my internal flame within.
This is how we shine so bright. We transmute this darkness into dazzling light.
Crystal Garcia is a Corpus Christi native who graduated in 2012, although strives to continue her education in being a student of life. A lover of books and all things literature—especially poetry, Crystal is also the co-creator of a local podcast called Revolve One. Through this platform Crystal, along with her brother and podcasting partner, Rudy, seek to connect with their local community and listeners from all around the world. Whether through the podcast or her writing, Crystal exercises her ability to pen heartfelt poetry and also confronts with veracity the current events of our time. In everything she does, this writer and content creator expresses empathy as well as an unfaltering love for creative endeavors.
Revolve One can be found here: https://linktr.ee/revolveone