The Passion Collective

passion collective - A number of individuals working together with a compelling emotion or feeling

The Passion Collective.

col·lec·tive- a collective body; a gathering; a collection of extracts; a number of individuals working or acting together.

pas·sion- any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.

pas·sion col·lec·tive- A number of individuals working or acting together with a powerful or compelling emotion or feeling.

It was a November afternoon that I sat on the front porch of my local cafe and deeply thought about an idea; Nothing out of the ordinary as I did this often and much. I drank lukewarm coffee and discussed with some old acquaintances the idea of a group of young adults putting together a “Rolling-Stone” type magazine/website; To tell you the truth, many talented people laughed and shook off the offer, for that I am deeply saddened because they’re going to miss one hell of a ride. I proceeded to reach out to all different types of people from all different walks of life, many haven’t even met yet. That is the beauty of it. It’s as if I'm placing together the pieces of a puzzle, slowly but surely. Our generation is in need of something refreshing. Our brains will race and our eyes will quickly process what lies before us. What lies before us is The Passion Collective, a collective production founded in New York. It will be fueled by talent, hard-work, and most of all passion. It will only work if YOU contribute your piece of passion to the puzzle. Everyone is passionate about something. I, Zachary Franck have selected a group of unique individuals who all bring something to the table. From poets to journalists, photographers to bloggers, sports enthusiasts to hip-hop heads, I promise you that there is something for everyone. I truly believe in this and I believe in you. This project will stay true to it's name, always.Unlike other websites/magazines,The Passion Collective will actually make you think. As Hunter S. Thompson once said, “Buy the ticket, Take the ride”. Please join The Passion Collective as we all embark on this journey together; Why would you watch the puzzle being built when you can help build it!?

Writing is like Washing Dishes

The art of writing is smiliar to the act of washing dishes. The writer has to be the sponge - he or she must absorb water in order to get their job done. Water is the creative inspiration, without it the sponge is arid and useless. The dishes are the pages and the sink is the mind. Sometimes there are five dishes in the sink, other nights there are twenty-five. You obviously can't wash dishes without soap. Soap comes in a variety of colors, scents, textures etc. The soap is the magic - sometimes the bottle is full and sometimes you have to add water to the last drop in order to get another dish into the drying rack. The typewriter is the drying rack. And the warm air is the ink. Because the drying of clean dishes is a simple process all in itself. Once the pages are filled with ink they're moved to the folder. The folder is the cabinet, a familiar space for safe-keeping. A sink filled with dishes can eventually be a mind of ink-filled pages - scenes, characters, dialogue, drama, comedy, triumph, and tragedy. But a cabinet filled with clean dishes can be a folder filled with real stories. Don't just stare at the sink, get washing - even if you have to add some water to the last drop of soap.

May your cabinets never be empty, but always have space.

- Z. Franck

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