If one writes to put thoughts into words, another writes so that emotions can be given a platform. If one writes to make people aware in the society, another writes to bring a smile on someone’s face. Whatever be the reason, writing has the potential of bringing change and making people sit up and take notice of things they may have not heard of at an earlier point in time. It has the capability of changing people’s lives for the good or the bad in a matter of minutes.
So what does writing mean to me? If I come to think of it, writing defines my life in five different ways –
Writing to me is a passion. It’s something which makes me lose myself in. It gives me a medium to express what I feel about love, life, friendship and anything and everything around us. It aids me in voicing my opinion on whatever is happening around us.
Writing to me is like thinking through my fingers. As I put in my thoughts into words, my fingers just go on and on writing what I feel for, what I believe in and what people want me to write about.
Writing to me is like oxygen or water – the elixir of life. Its something which has become like a habit or an obsession that I can’t imagine living without its presence. It helps me escape from the real world and move on to a world which I visualize and connect with.
Writing to me is something which lets me talk and meet new people. It helps define my existence in society and interact with others so that I could just make them smile, weep or laugh with what I pen down. It also helps me to read and understand their minds and try to help them in whatever way I can.
But above all, writing to me is something beyond language and words. It helps communicate one’s state of mind, one’s emotions and also one’s feelings. What people may not be able to convey through a face to face conversation, they are easily able to convey by writing down what they feel.
We writers love to create our own parallel worlds and be part of something which may not exist for others. This world allows us to express ourselves freely and stay true to our thoughts.
What do you think about writing?