Why I Write: Unanswered

I attended the monthly Writer’s Gig last night. Rain came pouring. I almost didn’t make it, but as soon as the rain had simmered down I immediately went to the venue (I was previously hanging out with friends in a nearby coffee shop). I thought I was already late.

8 o’clock -ish. There were only a few of us. The crowd, fewer.

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[Sidetrack: There’s nothing like listening to classic blues while writing on a sleepy Sunday afternoon.]

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My mind ached and I blamed the weather for it. I declined reading during the first set, but after dunking some ice-cold beer into my system my chagrin subsided. Thank you, Red Horse. You’re better than aspirin.

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The stage, how much you intimidate me. I’ve had my fair share of public speaking. Still you make me tremble. When will we ever tame each other?

I couldn’t stop my hand from shaking as I read my pieces.

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Post-gig: A Small Discourse on Writing

A Small Discussion on Writing (with some poetics)

After the gig, we sat outside Wharf Galley to talk about the writing life. Jason presented a simple question: Why Do You Write?. The discussion was informative, especially when the young ones shared their thoughts.

Writing as a form of expression. Writing as a form of meditation. Writing as a way of capturing the moment. Writing as something for everyone. Writing as an anomaly in a pragmatic society. Writing as a necessity.

Actually, I never did share my answer, and I don’t know if I have the right reasons on why I write. Perhaps I could have answered: “I write because I just want to write, because there’s sheer bliss on putting thoughts on paper, on re-assembling ideas, or putting cognitive chaos in order.”

Or maybe I don’t really know anything. I don’t know why I write.

There is only this desire to write. Nothing more, nothing less.

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2 thoughts on “Why I Write: Unanswered

  1. Ah, a fellow book lover! I’m glad you stopped by my blog and that I was able to stop by yours 🙂 I’m also curious… at your writing gigs do you read others work or your own? I’ve been toying with the idea of joining a book club but for all that I love reading, I’m not sure if sitting around discussing them would be fun for me or not. Also, I love Sarah Kay too. So awesome!

    1. Participants usually read their original pieces, but in my case I used to read the works of others. However, during the latest writers’ gig that I attended I finally had the courage to read my own stuff. 😀

      For book clubs we usually recommend books (classic or new) and do some books swaps. For my organization, we have this communal library.

      Thanks for dropping by! 😀

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