There is a comfort in the fear of knowing there is a whole world out there. A whole world for you to explore. Can you even wrap your brain around that? The idea of lands that we can find comfort in, find joy in, find peace in. The idea that there is land that we haven’t even touched. I think it is incredible, a world of places to get lost in.
As writers, as artists, as creators - We pour our hearts out on the page so that we can change the world.
Please, never stop changing the world. Because the world desperately needs our help. Don’t let anyone silence your stories, your feelings, your imagination and your heart. Keep pushing even when the darkness around you is closing in and you think that everyone has gone deaf to reason.
Reach inside, grab hold of everything that makes you who you are, and release it out into the world where it deserves to be free. Show others what it means to experience life through compassion and understanding. Use your words to reach those who have been wandering with their head stuck in a cloud of self-doubt, desperately hoping that someone will show them they’re not alone.
Writing is an expression, communication.. Writing is loving ourselves and others, reaching out to build bridges and join hearts.
Writing is everything.
“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” - Albert Camus
If you remind yourself that you are irrelevant in the grand scheme of things, you remind yourself that you live for nothing. Whilst at first this sounds like the most distressing thing in the world it is actually rather soothing to the soul. It means you don’t have to live to please anyone, because who you please is also irrelevant. The lack of relevance in all of us means you have no excuse to not live how you want. Live for yourself and please yourself, that’s all you can really achieve in life.
Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy.