writing is not only for the writers

thoughts on writing it down

  
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“WRITING IS NOT ONLY FOR THOSE WHO CALL THEMSELVES WRITERS.

YOU WRITE WHEN YOU NEED TO. YOU WRITE IT DOWN BECAUSE EVERYTHING HAS THE DAZZLING POTENTIAL TO TEACH, HEAL, BECOME WORK, BECOME ART. BECAUSE WHAT MEETS YOU ON THE PAGE WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY SURPRISE YOU. BECAUSE YOU WILL FIND NEW WAYS. THERE ARE ALWAYS NEW WAYS. BECAUSE IN WRITING WE CAN IMAGINE, TRANSFORM, INVENT INCREDIBLE AND NEVER‐ENDING ALTERNATIVES, DREAM THINGS UP. BECAUSE HERE YOU ENSURE THAT NOTHING WILL EVER TRULY BE LOST. AND IF THE WORDS FALL, THEY WILL REACH OUT INTO BETTER PLACES, AND WHEN THE WORDS FALL, THEY WILL DIVIDE AND LAND ON SOMEONE WHO NEEDS THEM EVEN MORE THAN YOU. BECAUSE HERE YOU ALLOW ALL YOUR EXPERIENCES TO BECOME USEFUL. BECAUSE WRITING AND SOLVING AND CREATING = ALCHEMY. BECAUSE YOU CAN NEUTRALIZE OLD, OLD THINGS THAT STILL BURN. BECAUSE WHEN YOU MAKE ART YOU PLACE YOURSELF IN A BLESSED STATE OF POWER, POWER TO CREATE, POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD BY CHANGING HEARTS, POWER TO REACH OUT, POWER TO SUBVERT, POWER TO TELL THE TRUTH FOR ONCE, POWER TO BIRTH A NEW TRUTH, POWER TO BE IN LOVE WITH AN UNTAMED AND MOVING THING. POWER NOT TO BE WEIGHED DOWN BY WHAT HAS BEEN, WHAT ALMOST WAS, AND WHAT MIGHT NEVER BE. BECAUSE WHEN YOU WRITE YOU AWAKEN THE DEEP, ALL‐KNOWING POWER, THE CREATOR, THE EVER‐PRESENT NARRATOR. POWER TO CHANGE SHAPE, POWER TO DRAW OUT WHAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW WAS IN THE WAY. POWER TO BECOME. POWER TO KEEP ON BECOMING AND NEVER, EVER STOP. POETRY. POWER TO SPARK, LIGHT UP, SET ON UNYIELDING FIRE. POWER TO PUT IT OUT. POWER TO LET IT OUT AND LET GO. YOU MAKE IT BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T, WHO ELSE WILL? YOU WRITE IT BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T, WHERE DOES IT GO? WHAT BECOMES OF HIDDEN, MUTATING THINGS THAT ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE THEIR DAY? WHAT BECOMES OF THE BRILLIANT THINGS LEFT ALONE AND UNFED? YOU WRITE IT DOWN, BECAUSE WHY NOT? WHY NOT NOW? IF NOT NOW, THEN WHEN? YOU WRITE IT. YOU HAVE TO. ONLY YOU KNOW WHY.”


recorded this morning over breakfast…

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taken from my upcoming book, THE HOW, out 2nd Nov. Available for pre-order everywhere books are sold!

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