I have been a writer all my life. Long before I kept a blog, writing different articles on anything that would ‘strike my fancy’ – I kept a blog in my head – and before that – in a journal. I really discovered my serious love for writing over 2 years ago. It is a strange and crazy world that few understand. A world where subjects are explored and where there is a certain freedom and anonymity. Most that read my writings and scribblings, ideas, opinions and humorous take on life – do not know me personally. Some do. But those who do know me, rarely read my stuff. Instead it is the “writers from another mother” who I converse with on a daily basis – and whose writings have blessed and touched me in return.
Writers have something basic in common. It transcends gender and generation. It is intangible and undefined. It is, simply – a likeness of mind. A desire to be heard and understood. A passion for getting thoughts and opinions out there. It is a serious calling – one that can be misunderstood, taken for granted, swept under the carpet, marginalized and judged. But for those of us that feel we have something “God-given” to say – to NOT say it - is like muzzling a horse – and constraining the inner voice.
There is a whole crazy thought life inside the writer. Our ‘take’ on life is different from anybody else. We paint the canvas with our words. We see things differently – with verbs, adjectives and metaphors – that pour out of us. A good story – and a wonderfully crafted paragraph is inspiring to us – and the finished product of yet another piece gives us a ‘high’ like nothing else.
Writers embrace new thoughts and ideas like no other – usually prolific readers – we love thought and reason – see romance in new ideas and peace and fulfillment in clear and uncompromising opinion. It makes us happy to be in that world – and to take others along with us – those that really get it.
Here’s to all of you – those that are in this crazy world of writing. Those that have something to say. Those who will not be silenced. Keep writing – there are those of us who are reading. You are valued and important. I salute you today.