- Books, Literature, and Writing
Brain To Fingers
Making the connection....
Want? Or need to write?
The difference wakes the muse.
What today and then?
Wanting our words to speak for us when we no longer can is in our nature.
How fascinated are we by a recording of some famous person from the past, even a recording of a less famous person from our own past, even our own voice recorded?
Printed words are like that, too. If they are our own words, so much the better....unless they are gibberish and nonsense.
How do we know when they are? How can we be sure they are not?
Our brains have been storing sights, sounds, tastes. facts, figures, impressions, memories, faces, and thoughts, starting from childhood, through schooling, and beyond to the point we are at now. We ourselves, other than our physical selves, are that garnered collection which, among other things, make up our beliefs and standards.
The impulse to write is surely not an impulse recognized by everyone, but it is a driving impulse for writers of every ilk.
I tend to think that a true writer's favorite book is the dictionary. He or she may not be able to spell every word, much less know what every word means, but with a reasonable literacy he or she knows where to find it in their favorite book.
Some writers never settle on a style for their writing, but as Ernest Hemingway said, "Writers write."
Pencil, pen, typewriter, keyboard and computer, something different one future day and time, all are just instruments for preserving what those writers write....even if no one, not even the writer who wrote, ever reads what is written.
Oh, and the fingers? If the writers are lucky enough to have some, manipulate the writing instruments, position the paper, and make it all possible....even if one just pushes "Record" and positions the disc, the tape, or some other present or future medium and device..
So, what will it be today? What portions of the brain will you tap to spin the yarn, make the pronouncement, speculate, excite, research and share out of yourself?
Let your impulse and your muse be your guide once more.