Why I Write

Signature of Kahlil Gibran

Signature of Kahlil Gibran (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it so that the other half may reach you.”

–from “The Forerunner” (1920)
   Kahlil Gibran

"Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it so that the other half may reach you."</p><br /><br /><br />
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--from "The Forerunner" (1920)

Why do I write?
I write because I feel this need inside of myself to express who I am.
I do not know who will read me…or if anyone at all will read my words. I do not know if the words I write will have any effect on anyone or on the world.
I do know that when I write, I feel like I have a purpose. I feel like I am alive and it gives me courage to be myself. I feel less threatened by the world.
My passion for life seems to get in the way of being received.  I know I am an intense person. I can get very passionate about what I am saying or feeling.  Even if I say nothing, people who know me a bit, feel my passion through my being.  I feel that some people fear me because of it. This saddens me. I have no desire to hurt anyone. In fact, quite the opposite…I feel I want to protect others.  I find the only way I can do this successfully is through my words in the hope that some of what I write may help to give light to the world…to bring love into the world.  Some people are threatened by my words…they think I may be attacking them…maybe some days I am saying what I think needs to be said—but I try intensely to only say or write things that are the truth and need to be said to help them be more free…more open.  So perhaps it is good that I stick to writing, because then one can decide to read it or not.  I find even in my attempt to write, depending on the person and their mood and feelings, I may be bringing them pain.  The perceptions of the individual will color what they read.
My perceptions color what I write.
Today I wrote about my writing to a dear friend, whom I have never met in person.  I remarked: “No, the “PedalPushingThoughts@wordpress.com blog is a diversion so I stop thinking about love.  I thought I needed a second blog so that I did not write just about love.
This  very special Someone said to me today: “giggle over laugh out loud over smile…..Jane, you never write about anything else But Love…..giggle. “
I write to communicate and to feel less lonely in this world of seven billion people.
Perhaps one small phrase may encourage someone to give love to someone else.

12 thoughts on “Why I Write

  1. I discovered Gibran years and years ago. He is truly a wonderful and passionate man. What a gift he was to the world. Blessings, Barbara


  2. Yoshiko says:

    I understand how you feel. Many people who know me find me very direct in my words. I never expect to delve into this poetry. Really thank my Lord Jesus Christ to bring me here and get to know people and you with the same thinking and mindset. You are not alone, Jane 🙂


    • Well, Yoshiko, we know in our hearts our intention is good…and I believe it is in the Gospel of John that says, “If your heart does not condemn you, neither do I.” So we have to honor ourselves and speak the truth…thank you for commenting and for your many visits to my blog! I appreciate your presence! ありがとう I hope that Google Translate is writing my translation properly…I try to honor you with using your language the best I know how.


  3. tersiaburger says:

    I love your writing and Gibran. xxx


    • Thank you, Tersia! I hope you are doing well! My youngest, Lara, just left for Lome, Togo, West Africa this past week. She has volunteered to teach there for 2 1/2 years. I miss her so much! Life is such a series of coming and going…Mothers’ hearts…tears…joy…happiness…sadness…letting go…never easy…but we are gifted all the same with our children. I know YOU understand. Blessings to you, my dear friend! XXX and hugs!


      • tersiaburger says:

        Lome, Togo – that is adventurous! Your children sound so great! Good luck with coming to terms with Lara temporary absence. Are you at least able to Skype? Blessings to you too my friend. xxxx


  4. Beautiful and please keep writing and writing, sharing your voice for it is important on this journey we are all on . . . together.


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