Saturday, December 21, 2013

Knowing not, what the heart craves.

Writers are a special kind of people. Each and every writer has a story to tell, an emotion to convey or a vision to put pen to paper, ink to parchment, and breathe life to a tale.

Whether he be a writer of fiction, non-fiction, news articles or scripts. Writers are soulful individuals.

Meet a writer and he will open up your eyes into a world you never knew existed. He will lift the veil in which was the glassiness that layered itself over your retina. A writer will let you into this wondrous imagination and depth that will have you never look at the world the same again.

I've been fortunate in my lifetime. No matter how short it may seem at the moment when looking in the context of the bigger picture. To have the pleasure to have not one, but two, friends who are aspiring writers provides me with great insight into viewing life through a lens never once apparent till recently.

Sometimes it's a challenge to understand the meaning behind the words which are so delicately, intricately and complexly phrased. Yet, the beauty lies where these words offer its reader a glimpse into the mind of a genius or a even madman.  Could one really tell them apart?

It's simply beautiful, the idea of inspiration through words. Just peruse any of Ralph Waldo Emerson's poems and immediately a pulling sensation befalls upon you. Aiming to extract the reader - you, from reality, plunging bottomlessly into a black hole which only seems to go deeper and deeper as your consciousness finds its way. You chase that rabbit. Looping endlessly.

You wonder if you're lost and realize, it doesn't matter anymore. The "real world", the one which distracts, the one which imposes upon you false and manufactured desires, the one which seeks to lure you further away from your true self. That world is the one you leave behind, for a writer, knows not a life without his identity deeply ingrained by going against the grain.

But, how would a writer know his starting and end points if all these experiences are spirals which leads one potentially astray? Or perhaps, the goal is simply self-edification which is what we all should strive for.