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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I Write Because... (Kathy tells me to!)

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.

27 comments:

Mel said...

Good as always, my friendy-friend!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Right!

The Odd Duck said...

I thought about doing this prompt but that is a post for another day as it involves the single worst event so far. After yesterday's post, I don't have the emotional strength for that at the moment.

I most emphatically can agree with the last 3 lines.

Lee said...

Ah, you can't beat good old passion as a driving force. More power to you!

Protege said...

And I am so happy that you write, as you write like no one else. Reading what you write always makes my day. Don't ever stop writing, Diane.;)

Ronda's Rants said...

You write beautifully and I am glad of it!

Shanna said...

Very well said! I like that your father gave you the gift of storyteller ;)

Sometimes Sophia said...

Excellent post... the brain to fingers connection vs. brain to mouth was well put. Enjoyed reading your thoughts very much. Write on.

Heinous said...

Fantastic. I am so glad that you write. Never stop...if only because I'm selfish and love to read what you write ;)

Elizabeth said...

i love that you write b/c you "inherited" the role form you dad. don't you see that in families a lot...there are always a few people or maybe just 1 person that is the 'writer' or the storyteller or just literally the person people will go to for all things creative. :-) that's me in my family with writing...other creative things other grandkids...there are over 40 of us. :-)

enjoyed your list very much

Heather said...

Love this one...but then again, I love them all. You write exquisitely. :)

Heather said...

Thanks for the comments. I'll tell my mother you said thank you. I'll also tell her she's allowed to comment to you directly! She said "Well she doesn't know me, I don't want her to think it's weird that I'm reading her blog." I said "THAT'S THE POINT!! We like comments from people!!" Duh, Mom. :)
I have been slacking with the frequency of my blogs lately. I've had complaints...I'll try to improve!

Miss Caught Up said...

Bravo! :) I love this post!

Gwen said...

Wonderful reasons to write!!!! I write to release. :)

Sam_I_am said...

"I write because I inherited the role of ‘storyteller’ from my father and my words are how I honor his memory."

That made my heart smile. :-)

Summer Saldana said...

I love, "I write because I breathe." Well put!

angie said...

I LOVED this. It's exactly how I feel about writing too. I love all of your descriptive words. Definitely a highlight today. :)

Lex the mom said...

This post says it all about the love of writing & being a writer! I think I'm glad you didn't speak it because if you're anything like me (which it seems you have the same brain to mouth issue - nothing sound right coming from mine - unless I write it first), it wouldn't have had the same beauty as it did in written form.

Wonderful post!

Stu Pidasso said...

Write on, Sista!! Mama Kat should so do a compilation of stuff her "students" have posted. It would make a great book/post/whatever. Keep up the good work, and Bush is depriving Crawford of it's village idiot!!

Live More Now (LMN) said...

Diane - I loved this: "I write because I inherited the role of ‘storyteller’ from my father and my words are how I honor his memory." I, too, have a storyteller father and inherited that aspect from him. The interesting thing is that though he is still around, when we lost our mother, it had the reverse effect on me, and I gave up on writing/journaling for years. It was strange. I now have the desire again. Loved your reasons you write. Nice work.

La Pixie said...

I love this one: "I write because I inherited the role of ‘storyteller’ from my father and my words are how I honor his memory."

I really "get" that. too sweet!

thanks, I have a feeling that Googly Eyes is gonna be a HUGE part of my life from now on. =)

LazyCrazyMama said...

Now that was awesome. I so identify with the whole words to mouth/words to fingers thing :)

Mama's Losin' It said...

Wow! Awesome post!! You speak for so many of us I'm sure. This was really great!

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

I'm glad you write. :)

Momma Trish said...

Very nice. Very poetic. Keep writing; you're good at it.

Ashley said...

"I write because it keeps me connected to the people in my life". One of the many reasons why I write!

Diane said...

Thank you everyone!!!! I think I should add a bit to the end of this post... 'I write because of bloggy love!' It's appreciated more than you can possibly know!!