Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Why I Write

     Call it inspiration, motivation, my muse, whatever you want to call it, I was moved when I read a magnificently crafted piece of literature by a beautifully talented writer who just happens to be my best friend. Her name is Jade Scarpa, and you will never be as cool as her. Ok, that was mean, but really, you probably won’t.
     Anyway, Jade wrote this brilliant composition about why she writes, thus, my desire to tell the world why I write grew even stronger. Sit back, relax, and let me tell you.
      Well, it all started when I learned how to read. I was four and in pre-school. The book was about bears, and I read it backwards and forward and over again. I told myself, “someday I want to write a book just like that!” (without the three sentence pages and every other word forming a rhyme, of course) My love for reading grew, and I found myself excelling in all my English classes, my most desired being Poetry. It was in the year 2000, when my sister bought me Jewel’s “A Night Without Armor” poetry book, that my love affair with words became even stronger. Feelings trapped underneath my skin began to gush out of my body through the pen in my hand. It was an uncontrollable force, and I couldn’t be stopped.
     Why do I continue to write? Writing is a part of my life that has never given up on me. Writing gives me a chance to tell the world who I really am. I write when I’m anxious or when I have to get something off my chest.  Putting my pen to paper (or my fingers to a keyboard) gives me the same feeling most people get on a first date. It’s all about the thrill, the uncertainty of the end result.
     I write when I’m eager or when emotions in my heart are begging to be let free. I write because I have strong passions. I write because if I didn’t, I would curl up in the fetal position and cry. I write because I need to. I write because I’m brave enough to. I write because there has been at least one person on this Earth, aside from people who love me, who has told me I’m talented. Writing is my freedom, and I’ll never turn my back on it.