Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The why

Why do I write? I'd give a different answer to that question than to why do I have a blog.

So, JMH and Philippe, I write because I can't not write. The answer is something along the lines of yours JMH - I feel better when I write. Not in a self-psycho-analysis way, just in a constructive, creative way. I take an idea or a sentence or event that I like or don't like at all and work backwards to the beginning of a story or a tale or picture taken with words. It's an exercise I like, a task I enjoy. And I like being able to describe something really specific - experience or event or feeling - in a way that lets someone else read something entirely different and personal into it. Being able to share something that is both open and closed in nature. Something that, in the end, is both mine and yours.

2 comments:

JMH said...

That makes a lot of sense to me. For me too it's work, not necessarily pleasurable, but there's an element of magic in it, strange spontaneous connections. And it can and should be shared and appreciated in a wide range of ways.

Of course now I have to ask, why do you have a blog?

Mouse said...

I keep asking myself Why
and so far all I can reply is Why not?
But it goes deeper than that

If I could see the faces of the people who read my words I would shrink into my shell

Perhaps I am just thinking out loud?