“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” -Henry David Thoreau
Writers, for the most part, are nobodies with a narcissistic view of themselves, I am no exception. We are vain enough to believe that someone will think our words are genius; that our thoughts might actually mean something. In the end we are merely speaking to the air. It’s when we stop performing for the audience and instead write for ourselves that the reader becomes truly moved.
If you have ever done something for despite than I would claim that I was not the only narcissist in the room. I write because written communication does not come without trouble for someone with a learning disability (CAPD). I once had a friend tell me “I thought you were smart” when I confided in her about this subject. The learning disability I have is the same one that Einstein possessed (though I am not nearly as intelligent as him). Just like Einstein I had problems in school, Literature being the worst. I write to prove to myself that I can write.
Packets of wisdom are addictive to read. A tiny quote can send your thoughts into a whirlwind. I will share my thoughts on a quote at least once a month. You’re welcome to do likewise.
Ashley Shae Hall
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