Friday, March 14, 2014

Flashback Friday #24 - "A Page To Write"

Hello friends! Another Flashback Friday and another piece of writing for you to enjoy. I recently went to a spoken word event in downtown Jacksonville (who knew Jacksonville could be so hip!) and was able to read some old writings of mine. It got me thinking about them again and I wanted to share them with you. I already posted my story that I wrote about cities, so here is one from 2009 that focuses on writing itself! Hope you enjoy and Keep it REAL! (Photos from Cumberland Island, GA taken 2010)

A page to write yet so many memories to recount.  A page to contain just a portion of what you can create; yet only a page is necessary.  The mind can fill up endless amounts of pages.  It could go on forever, rambling about the facts of life and memories of old, but to withhold the mind in one page is to give order to the unordered.  The mind has no limits; save for the ones we think and come to believe we have.  The mind is free of all boundaries and borders; save for the ones we create for ourselves.  To create a page of writing, to pull forth a collection of words to fill the blank canvas from this limitless creative vacuum is a true task.  There are endless topics to discuss; with many more created every day.  There are endless possibilities stretched out before you when given a pen and a page.  Will you wish to write about your goals or your aspirations for the future with the all-powerful phrase “someday I will”?  Will you think of writing about what you did last night or what you plan on doing tomorrow?  Will you talk on philosophy, art, science,…….love?  Will you investigate your innermost secrets and dreams?  Or will you simply write about the here and now?  Your biggest fear may be, who am I to be creative, limitless, and talented?  Who am I to be so blessed?  But the real question is why not?  You are all these things.  You are creative, you are limitless, and you are talented, and a pen and page can help you rediscover this.  Let the borders of the page give you guidance and purpose.  Let the pen give you function and direction.  It’s up to you to decide what to do, but remember, there are endless possibilities stretched out before you, all you have to do is move forward.

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