Today is the 1st day of my 7 days of freedom. Freedom to write, freedom to sleep late, freedom to take naps, freedom to listen to music at top volume, freedom to daydream while looking out of my writing haven window…just freedom. It’s amazing! Right now I’m just sitting here listening to the wind howling while watching the trees sway and the leaves rustle on a beautiful sunny day. It’s amazing how much power something with no physical form has. Our words also have no physical form when thought or spoken but are powerful forces. They can change minds, hearts, and the world. And that makes us powerful. That’s why it’s so important for us as writers to write and give those words physical form in the shape of a poem, a story, or a book. Our words could reach someone that has never been reached before. Sometimes we feel alone while we’re writing but we are not. We are giving a voice to things that others are feeling but can’t put into words. They are here with us in spirit. So we aren’t writing for just ourselves. We need to always remember that. And I’m not talking about writing to please others…I’m talking about making a connection through those words we type and send out into the world. While reading those words, a lonely person might feel that connection, a sad person might smile, a brokenhearted person might heal, etc… So, as I said, we have to write…for ourselves and for others. When you get frustrated or just don’t feel like writing, think about that. Think about the impact that your words could have on the world. And write them!
“Words have a magical power. They can either bring the greatest happiness or the deepest despair.” ~ Sigmund Freud