Sunday, June 22, 2014

Why we write

Writing :: putting words next to one another to somehow make sense of the mind’s mazes.

Ernest Hemingway described it rather aptly as just needing to “sit down at a typewriter and bleed”.

Bleeding :: a negative sensation showing a tear in your exterior, a crack in your soul.

Negativity :: the catalyst for many masterpieces; or hindrance for your passions.

Passions :: include writing.

How then to get yourself out of the circle which feeds on your apathy and unwillingness to share with others and, more importantly, yourself how you are feeling? For a public sphere, privacy jumps in to guard or excuse you, but what’s holding you back from spilling your mind’s cocktail and soaking personal pages with at least acknowledgement of blood?

Being busy solidifies any numbness which may be protecting you but the evidence is clear-cut from your history of cathartic pieces – you need to write. To rationalise, to heal and to move forward.

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  1. I love the saying 'I know now, i do not write, i leak' I think it sums up writing perfectly. x

  2. Lady, you just blew my mind. You are seriously a tremendous writer. Wow.

  3. Beautifully executed! Have a good week Bee :)

    x Hayley-Eszti |

  4. You write so beautifully. Hope you're okay lovely one

    Alice xx |The Cup and Saucer

  5. As completely beautiful as always.
    Writing for catharsis can be an immensely healing thing. Hugs and stuff
    M x Life Outside London

  6. Beautiful post. I've read it at least twenty times and it still rings as true as the first time.
    Thank you for posting this!

    Alessia |

  7. gaah, if there was one was talent i would love it would to be able to write so effortlessly. I never thought i'd care about writing before, but reading posts like these really make me wish i could.