I've been working through some really deep personal stuff. I share this only because it makes me think of what is important in my life. I've realized that writing, creating, is actually pretty important to me. Okay, so yes, that should be a given. But I'm talking meaning of life stuff. And when it comes to that depth of scary self-examination... well, it is somewhat surprising that writing would have a place.
To me, writing means a few things:
1) Escape. Both for myself and hopefully for anyone who reads my work.
2) Expression. Putting all that fear/pain/joy/laughter/tears/wonder/mystery that is life onto the page to be examined, pulled apart, maybe moulded into a happy ending, when happy endings are not guaranteed here in real life. (Just teared up a bit there.)
What does writing mean to you? What do you think it says about your place in the world or your contribution to society?
I read a quote somewhere that said that all writers write to escape death. To leave behind something immortal. That starts a panic in my chest. But I don't think it's far from the truth really. How about you?
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