Thursday, June 9, 2011

5 Things

(My idea book overfloweth.)
Why write?
I believe that writing

1. heals, yourself first (then others).
2. builds: words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs, prose and poetry but moreover, it architects ideas, ideas upon which people can stand and speak and change the world.
3. reveals the wizard operating the wizard behind the curtain.
4. creates & preserves & even damages (be careful: it's powerful).
5. echoes (it's a kind of alchemy time travel too).

18 comments:

Alistair said...

Nicely covers all the bases dsb.

I write.

Of course the opinions of others might be.....

Aye....... Right!

Alistair said...

dsb?

I write.


I don't spell....

{dyslexic fingers}

Nicole said...

And, it's a giant time suck if you are also trying to finish a post that your very marrow cries out to complete, while hoping to be awake enough to watch DVRed "So You Think You Can Dance."

The writer's life, it ain't easy.

Well said, dbs. And without snark. I dig it.

paulsifer42 said...

Markedly true.

Vinny C said...

All true & well said.

karensomethingorother said...

it's the revealing part that grabs me.

Munk said...

Five fine thoughts.

Nubian said...

#4 ~ so very, very true.

Al Penwasser said...

You got it all, except it also gives me a chance to pretentiously boast, "I'm a writer."
As I ask them if they want french fries with their order.
Hey, I didn't say I was a GOOD writer.

The Gaelic Wife said...

I'm with Nubian. #4 is on target. As they say, whoever "they" is, "The pen is mightier than the sword."

wendy said...

Very well said...think.stew writer dude.
I also believe it heals, to put your words on paper (um, computer)
and yes, words are powerful.

Dr. Maya Angelou also said (something to the effect of) words are powerful, be careful what you say, the words can get into your walls, into the crevices of your furniture.

so write on my friend
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Windsmoke. said...

I've never written anything up until i joined Google Blogger as a hobby in my retirement. It's quite a challenge indeed to write Blog Posts but i'm getting there :-).

dbs said...

@Alistair You write. And spell. Usually.
@Nicole Time consuming. Yes.
@Paul Thanks.
@VinnyC Thanks.
@karen Me too.
@Munk Thank you.
@nubian Yes. Be careful.
@AP Ha! Yes, my writing income is sparse too.
@TheGW Agreed.
@wendy Well said. Maya Angelou knows what she's talking about.
@Windsmoke Both of us.

Laoch of Chicago said...

Nice!

Antares Cryptos said...

*CLAP*

...shares, informs, educates....

Teachinfourth said...

I couldn't agree more...

Mrs4444 said...

That's deep. And I agree. Nice.

Nicki said...

I heartily agree.

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