I love to share my work and to know that it is reaching souls far from the places in which I’ve written it; I love to hear that it has touched someone who heard it through a friend of a friend of a friend of a stranger. I love to let these words go and know that they’re out there, dance their crooked dances and spelling their secret designs.
But, they are my words. Please respect their connection to me. To that end, do feel free to cut and paste them, but only ever with an attribution to me (as Coyopa or as Tom Hirons) and with a link to the post they came from. And put a link in the comments to the Coyopa post where you’ve put them, so I can get the buzz of seeing the words out there myself. I think that’s all reasonable as a matter of courtesy. Given that they are my words and I’ve asked you to do this, please respect my wishes.
Of course, everything here that I’ve written is mine – don’t nick it. I know you wouldn’t anyway, but it needs to be said.
Enjoy reading; enjoy sharing the words with others. Respect the act and art of their creation. We’ll get along just fine.
Rise and root.
22nd July 2012