I write because I want to create. It is one of the easiest ways to create something out of nothing. You don’t need much talent; all you need is to be in tune to your heart and feelings and you can write whatever you want. Or you can research on a topic and write about that. But putting words to paper is easy. It doesn’t have to be great, it doesn’t have to sound intellectual, it doesn’t even have to be the next Harry Potter. It’s just an act of movement; one key at a time, one stroke at a time, one thought at a time. It’s a state of flow that is so natural that it makes it easy to put down anything you want on paper. It’s freeing because you can say whatever you like. It doesn’t even have to make sense as long as it makes sense to you. You may not even ever re-read it but that desire of creating something is satisfied. You with your thoughts have the power to create in one of the most basic human ways possible.
You with your thoughts also have the power to destroy. The led in the pencil is crushed to produce the lines on the paper. The ink in the pen leaves its safe shelter just for you. The paper which once used to be blank is covered with the violence you have pronounced upon it. You have destroyed to create. And this juxtaposition is one of life’s most beautiful things. And that is why I write: to live this juxtaposition in every moment as I destroy to create.
This post is written for WordPress’ Writing 101 topic: Why I write.