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Creative Writing--Reflections On Writing--The Blank Page

Updated on July 15, 2012
I took this picture while hiking.
I took this picture while hiking.

The Blank Page

Staring hypnotically into the blinking cursor, reminds one of many things in life. Is the Blank Page a reflection of life itself? Or is it something more? Is life, although we may not know it, part of what destiny sets for us, or does the Blank Page represent more?

Many philosophers could argue all points of view, however, regardless, the Blank Page does represent something. Each person could examine the Blank Page as what they would like to be. Does the Blank Page offer a sense of hope or does it offer a sense of hopelessness?

To some the Blank Page could represent the "glass half full". For whatever reason and regardless of beliefs, the person has the ability to write what they want life to represent; a melody of new chances, of new dreams, and hopes. Others might see the Blank Page as the "glass half empty"; does life offer nothing more than emptiness, a marshland of deceit?

To examine such claims, one would have to wonder what side they stood.

Some may think more positively, while others may think more on the negative side. In order to solve this debate, life itself would have to have meaning. Each person has the choice of whether or not to decide life's grand meaning. Some turn to religion because religion offers a sense of hope, others may decide that life's pattern and or experience makes the decision for them. Regardless, the Blank Page affects one and all.


So What the Blank Page Represent?


Perhaps the Blank Page could represent what one wants in life, or it could represent the emptiness one feels. No matter what one believes, the Blank Page could give some a sense of hope--a page not yet written, a page not turned. One's life could be written in a way that was not originally destined in the grandeur of life.

Sadly, for some, the Blank Page is just that--Blank, empty with nothing to offer.

Regardless of destiny and/or fate, the Blank Page offers one a chance to start over--a chance to start fresh, a sense of harmony and content.

The Blank Page offers one a new beginning of life. The emptiness could offer some the sense of solitude to explore their inner most desires without interference from others. It offers a chance to begin each day anew, a chance to explore the deeper meaning of life, a chance of a hope that previously could not be reached.

The Blank Page, however sought, could represent the reflection of one's soul, or it could be a way to vent the frustration that bind each and everyone of us.

Despite the consequences, the blank pages is always more than it appears. One can either embrace an/or fear the blank page.

Regardless of one's choice, or how they see the Blank Page, the Blank Page will always remain a blinking cursor, unless one decides to change one's path.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are developing an excellent writing voice, unique to you and you alone. I applaud you for your excellent grammar and your creativity. I'm going to share this with some of my Facebook writing groups and see if we can't get you some new followers.

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      Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      @billybuc, THANK-YOU soooo much!!!! I really truly, truly appreciate all of your encouraging comments and everything you have done to help me!!!! It honestly means soooo much!!!

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      Julianna 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      A blank page to me means, my cup is half full. Full of new beginnings and when we place the pen in our hand we can create another life outside of our own. What an amazing hub and I thank billybuc for sharing this wonderful peace of work with us. Thumbs up and definitely shared! :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I have been intriqued by the blank page since I was very young. You captured its magic beautifully in this hub. Keep writing like this and you will go places! :) If billybuc thinks your awesome, that really means something on Hubpages.

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      Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      @AEvans, THANK-YOU soooo much for the wonderful comment; I truly appreciate it!!! I love how you view the blank page, beautifully written!!! Thanks Again!!!!

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      Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      @tammy, THANK-YOU sooo much for the encouraging comment!! I really do appreciate it!!! I too have always been intrigued by the Blank Page. I always try to find meaning in everything. Thanks Again!!!

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      Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      @billybuc, I cannot THANK-YOU enough for all of your support!!! You have been truly inspiring and encouraging to me!!! I want to Thank-you for sharing my writing with others!!! Words (not even poetry) cannot express how much I truly appreciate it!!!!

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