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Let It Be and Let It Flow

So often people do what they do because they only thought they would like to do it. Once they start doing it they realize "this isn't for me." I know, I've done it a few times myself back in the day. If you're lucky, you stumble onto something that is at least tolerable and maybe even incredibly enjoyable. That's how I feel about writing.

I'm sure the many authors located here on Hubpages will attest to this very simple rule; we write because we like to write. I know there are wide-eyed folks out there whose idea of writing is more than a paycheck, as it should be. Writing is...an art form; a love affair with feelings, thoughts, memories, imagination and so much more. For me, it is simply the opportunity to be alone with myself for a while; an opportunity to express myself as I could in no other way.

When I first started writing I wanted to touch another human being in such a way that they were able to understand my heart, not only with what I said, but also with how I said it! I wanted my audience to feel every bit of what I was feeling at the time I was writing, even if we were separated by eons.

I have to admit now, however, that as much as I still want to bring my readers joy, pleasure and maybe a few simple moments of laughter, I am today, writing for my own joy, pleasure and moments of simple laughter. I especially like reviewing older works and words I've written, sometimes just to find out where I was intellectually and emotionally during past periods of my existence.

Writing brings me fulfillment because when I write I can hear myself think and I can imagine virtually anything and I can know that I am truly and exquisitely alive. I often find that through my writing I examine myself, looking for the seeds of happiness hidden by the great masters of long ago. Once examined and deciphered, I can determine if my writing or my life is on the course I want it to be, and if not, I just continue to hit the backspace key until all editing is complete and I am again on the path to beauty, peace and tranquility.

I am the happiest when, at the end of a piece I've authored, I sit momentarily and experience the feeling of Great-fullness that almost always arrives and envelops me with warmth, knowing I have expressed a portion of my soul. Then I think, how much better it can get as there are no limits...imagine that...no limits!

It is my sincere hope that you too, as you peruse the archives of your heart and soul, are able discover a sentence of satisfaction or a paragraph of praise that goes beyond written word. I hope too, that you give yourself the gift of full felt expression of a life form living at it's highest level, just by giving heed to your longing to put your thoughts, your being and your love on paper. Bravo, my friends, bravo! Keep on going and write, write, write to your hearts content, filled to overflowing!

Peace be with you!

So we are a little weird, right?

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I would love to hear from you! Let me know what writing means to you! OK? 12 comments

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Dee aka Nonna 5 years ago

I so, very much, connect with what you are saying. I've written about the way I feel about writing on more than one occasion. I remember reading something Stephen King wrote...way back some years ago, I read.... he said something like "I write because I can't help myself. Voted up and awesome. Keep writing, my friend.


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Born2care2001 5 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Thank you Dee!

It really is a very unique feeling to be able to connect with other people, especially other writers, because they can understand that sense of not being able to withhold the energy of passion. I will visit your hubs to share your inspiration!

Gratefully,

Bruce


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

Bruce,

You SHOULD feel that "great-fullness" feeling that you described. You're a very talented writer! I enjoyed this hub very much. I, too, write because I love to write. It's just an added bonus to actually write something worth reading (sometimes lol). ;)

Keep it coming, sir! Voted up!

Veronica


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Thank You Veronica,

That you read my hub is tribute enough, of course I am thankful you liked it too!

I agree, that you love to write. It shows in your work. That's what drew me to it and why I commented as I did. I'm not literary, but I really enjoy producing and reading pieces that are written with emotion, that literally move me to act or feel or empathize. You do that in your love of writing.

Let's just agree to "keep 'em coming," okay? Okay!

Sincerely,

Bruce


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Natashalh 4 years ago from Hawaii

I love it. I understand writing because I love it. I have always enjoyed writing, but I never imagined it would be something I would do for money. Today I write on other websites to make cash, but HP is a place where I can write about what I really want to share. Voted up and awesome!


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Welcome to Hub Pages Natashalh!

Of all of the accomplishments I have achieved over my 59 years there are none more gratifying than participating in this community. Each new writer brings with them a piece of the collective consciousness I was unable to experience without them.

I am pleased to have received your comments and equally pleased to know you care about a craft which carries with it a unique portion of your heart!

I look forward to reading your art!

Gratefully,

Bruce


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Bruce - This is an excellent essay full of clarity and generosity. You have expressed what many of us feel and what I wish everyone could feel when they write. You expressed it so perfectly, poetic prose (the alliteration was unintentional); The following is a wonderful statement and I could not agree with you more." :)

"Writing is...an art form; a love affair with feelings, thoughts, memories, imagination and so much more. For me, it is simply the opportunity to be alone with myself for a while; an opportunity to express myself as I could in no other way.

I hope you are having a wonderful week. :) Theresa


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

So true, writing makes me feel fulfilled if my ideas are flowing..... I have hard time writing when I am not interested on a topic, but I love to write when it comes from within me. Enjoyed reading your article, very inspiring. Voting up, and interesting.... :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

This is such a warm and fuzzy hub. I may not make any serious money on hubpages, but it is a joy to write and meet other writers. It has been rewarding in many different ways. I agree with your sentiments. Well written.


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Hi PhdAst7,

Theresa, your comments always motivate me. I am very grateful. It is a privilege to write, to read and to breathe!

Thank you for investing your valuable time in HubPages and me!

Sincerely,

Bruce

@Lathing

It's funny how sometimes the thoughts and words are flowing at the same time and at other time Zilch, squat, nothing, zip, etc. But, when everything's flowing, lookout. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll return.

Bruce

@Tammyswallow,

You hit the nail on the head! It's about people! Period. IMHO, of course. Thank you for reading and continually supporting my work! I appreciate it and you!!!

Gratefully,

Bruce


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Sonny Ellar 4 years ago from Saudi Arabia

I love to write and the satisfaction it gives me is unexplainable especially when I am depressed or in pain emotionally, I only confide to a pen and a paper to unload the burden. when I have finally gotten over of that painful stage, that's the time I am ready to allow others to read what I have written and I can laugh with them. writing makes me feel good!


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Hi Sonny!

I know how you feel! Writing surprises me sometimes because I never know what's going to appear and I like that. It like someone else is communicating through me. When it's on paper, like you said, it makes me feel good!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting...and keep on writing!

Bruce

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