In the words of Lord Byron ‘if I don’t write to empty my mind, I go mad.’ Writing keeps me sane; it is a form of liberation. It has become a way of life. There are moments when I cannot recall my thoughts with my tongue; it is the pen that speaks for me. Sometimes the pen has a mind of its own, using my thoughts as energy, writing things that I didn’t know I was feeling. Writing has become an obligation, like breathing. It has become a part of me, like skin.
My words are not written for an audience but rather for myself, to preserve memory, to conserve emotion, to make sense of things and to develop insight. Writing is therapeutic. There are no boundaries; it allows me to establish a place in the world to call my own, it provides me with a voice. Having one’s thoughts in print allows you to reflect and review them; it is your mind echoed onto paper. I conceal experience behind each word and the beauty of words is that every individual will have their own interpretation, the root is obscured. Writing is a veil of meaning, it corresponds possibility and hope. As a child, I came to the realisation that I had the ability to create a world that was superior to my own; it was a form of escapism. I made characters come alive and created things that had not yet been found; it was almost like playing God.
Although I write for myself, it is a foundation of something that people can relate to, it can provide aid. My writing can be used to validate one’s own feelings; it is an amalgamation of imagination and reality, the lines having been blurred. Though my writing overflows with emotion, it only takes a few words to change somebody else’s outlook, and to change an outlook is to change a life. Some live their lives in accordance to Holy Books, which are ultimately a construction of words, this is a demonstration of how words can be used to influence. I want to use my words to initiate thoughts in ones mind, to encourage and to create change.
My writing is about meaning, if I cannot take something from a piece of writing, I consider it to be futile. Writing, for me is about a correlation between the author and the reader. There must be some sort of fulfilment upon reading. I take everything I see and pour it into words, driven by emotion. My understanding of the world transpires from words. My experiences and the person I am surface from the lines that write me. Writing for me is about depth and implication, about emancipation and perception; it is a conversation within me. Words pave the route of my life, they are more than ink embossed on paper, they are a way of existing.