Capturing Essences: A Writer’s Experience — Chapter Five
Author’s note: This is not a book of essays “just for writers,” but a few thoughts I’d like to offer to all creative spirits wishing to make a difference in helping to lift the energy on this planet and what I feel are some important steps we can all take to bring solutions through creative expression.
One by one words become sentences. Structure. Form. Writers engage with words because they enjoy the realization that comes when strings of letters, words, then sentences unfold on the page, but honestly, we’re all creatives. We all communicate. This is a small book of thoughts based on this idea. We’re all creative beings. Most of us create our world to encompass how we want to fit into it. We share ourselves. And we ask others to share their creations. I’m pretty sure somewhere along the line I signed up to talk about self-awareness and how to engage in our own story, to share said story, and ask of others to think about who they are in relationship to one another. This appears in all of my work.
Relationship is a first, but all-encompassing step to understanding the self because we’re always in relationship to. Someone. Some place. I think about this a lot. I want to be where I am loved. I want to be where I can love. I live to shape myself in relation to those around me. And why? Because I find if I stepped away from this universal idea of how to be kind or how to love I’d be lost so I surround myself with those who love me for who I am. But the problem I see, and we’re all guilty of this, is we close ourselves off to creativity when we close ourselves off to others. I grow when I am challenged by place, by relationship, and my work shifts and grows and there’s nuance and depth when I engage in difficult situations. So much so I’m beginning to think I’m on a perpetual growth spurt! All kidding aside, creativity isn’t about staying true. It’s about seeking truth. And there’s a difference.