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)
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.