Yup... it's that time of the week. Kathy at Mama's Losin' It issued her writing prompts and I chose, 'I write because...'
I write because I believe in the infinite and unassailable power of words – to connect, to affect, to express, to entertain, to disturb, to discover, to educate, to enlighten, to excite, to incite, to soothe, to solve, to illuminate, to inspire.
I write because I have things to say and the words which flow from my brain to my fingers are usually more eloquent and clear than the words which flow from my brain to my mouth.
I write because I have an instinctive need to express myself creatively and writing is the only creative endeavor at which I have any inherent ability.
I write because I inherited the role of ‘storyteller’ from my father and my words are how I honor his memory.
I write because it keeps me connected to the people in my life.
I write because it keeps me connected to me.
I write because I love, because I loathe, because I’m joyful, because I’m angry, because I hurt, because I heal, because I’m confused, because I understand, because I think… because I live.
I write because I can.
I write because I must.
I write because I breathe.