I love the written word. Reading it, writing it, playing with words: it is all an amazing way to express yourself creatively and engage in stories that others have created. There is such beauty and intrigue in each story, poem and song that is written and the fact that we can gain so much knowledge and information just by reading and taking it in, is so amazing to me.
I recently joined a 30 day challenge to take part in art journaling, which involves drawing as well as writing, but writing is a huge part of the process. I have already started to achieve some clarity in my direction for the year, mostly about taking care of those parts of me that I tend to ignore and also how to proceed in creating this blog. What I feel I need to do with this blog, is concentrate on the creativity that is happening every day in our home and how much we tend to cover in just seeking out the things that we are passionate about. So much learning is taking place when I just allow it to flow the way it is intended to flow, naturally.
“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.”
― Stephen King, Different Seasons