I feel like a young kid again, tipsy and ridiculously in love. You know how everything looks less unnerving, more poetic, and most exhilarating? Yes, that feeling. That is exactly what’s going on in my over-cooked, writer brain. It’s my love for words, yet again. It’s my love for a profession I dare say is mine. All mine.
Sitting with family today, I realized how everyone has an interesting story to tell. I realized how consciously aware I had become the past year or so. I wake up each day in a living, breathing story. It’s never simple and it’s never not simple. And that’s the beauty of being a writer. It’s all in front of me, I just have to look deeper. From the way a person nods his head when pretending to listen, to the way a person twitches her mouth while watching television. From a crunchy leaf silently gliding in autumn, to the rhythmic breathing of my children sleeping at night. From an ecstatic mother with worried eyes, to a callous murderer with a soft corner. The world beneath the cracks. The universe beyond the light. It’s all magic. Everything has more meaning than before. Every action tells a tale in someone else’s book, on some distant paper; a spoken word, an unspoken thought, an imagined act, a lived dream. How can you not fall in love with life all over again?
I have gushing respect for people who love sharing stories and quirky anecdotes from their own lives and from others. We all know such people. A grandparent, a favourite uncle, a friend or a colleague. I could never do that. Not by speaking out anyway. So I took to written words as my LEGO blocks. I committed to a lifelong adventure.
Because you know what, my words give me wings. And if you can fly, you can do anything.
“Every November, thousands of bloggers commit to posting daily. But it’s about much more than getting that post up—it’s about community and connection. It’s also about honing your craft, challenging yourself, and taking your blog to the next level.”
I will write every day of November. This is my seventh post.
#NaBloPoMo – Day 7