The Written Word

I have been craving to write for a few days now. I have no idea what I want to write about, but I knew in my heart that I have to put pen to paper… erm, put fingers to keyboard? That doesn’t sound as nice now, does it?

Anywho.
So in my heart I knew that I had to put pen to paper and create art in the only way I know how.

Writing has always been therapeutic to me. I don’t even really know when it began, or how, but for as far back as I can remember, it has brought me joy.

I used to be one of those kids who always maintained a personal diary. I loved to write about my thoughts and feelings and the stupidest theories I had as a dumb teen who thought she knew the secrets of the cosmos. Every time I wrote, I wrote with the confidence of a nobel laureate. I’ve gone back to read my old diaries. It is a mess!

But what a beautiful mess. It kept me going and made me happy. And this diary writing eventually led to poetry and lyrics, and to this day, the poems I wrote 12 years ago remain some of the best work I have ever done with the written word.

I have never published any of my poems that I wrote back in the day. I will probably never make it available in the public domain.

Why?

I don’t know. Its very close to my heart and if experience has taught me anything, it is that opening up your heart to one too many people can have disastrous consequences.

Okay maybe disastrous is too strong a word. Pain has led to the creation of so much beauty in this world in the form of art that it feels unfair to blame it in the current context.

Isn’t it ironic though? How pain creates art, art brings beauty, and beauty creates joy in this world?

I have never really stopped writing ever since I began. And even though I don’t do it as regularly as I used to back in the day, it is still some of the happiest moments of my life.

So yes.

I have been wanting to write something for a couple of days and I didn’t know what to write about. So I am writing about my love for the written word.

It has been my source of faith on the darkest of nights, and it has been a confidante in the bright sunny daylight.

And here’s hoping my love affair with the written word stands the test of time and continues to bring me joy till eternity!

– J

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