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The Writing Passion
The Writing Passion
By Tony DeLorger © 2012
For those of us with the passion, writing and indeed language is more than just a means of communication. Written language is an art form, one that has seduced this writer from the very beginning of memory. Written expression has always inspired me to dream, to ponder the secrets of life and try in my own way, to express myself with both value and beauty.
As a young child I constantly wrote poetry and then, as I grew older, music and lyrics became the passion. I absorbed the poetry greats at school and worked at honing my skills to transform mere letters and words into emotion filled expressions, giving credence to this miracle of life. Now in my late fifties I am still writing and expressing what I know and what I see, trying to depict the human experience with all its nuances and emotions as best I can.
The surprise of this path in life is the reward for having chosen to express myself in such a personal and honest way. You see when I write there seems no taboos, no secrets and no pretence, every thoughts and feeling transcribed for all to read and consider. I have never questioned what someone may think, judge or critique what I write. Instead I feel obligated to find purity and truth in my expressions. For whatever anyone sees in my work, they can be assured that this has come from me, the soul of me and not from any ego or predetermined plan to accomplish anything. I cannot write to be commercially viable if I lose who I am and what I feel I should express. So I write exactly what I will, with no regard for anything else. Whether accepted or not, at least I know I am true to myself, and my thoughts come from within me, my singular perspective.
You may agree or disagree, but what I express is in itself true, from my viewpoint, and any thoughts or considerations that follow because of it, can only bring us all closer together as a consequence. Connection in any form can make us realise the common threads in which we experience life, and uplift our hearts through empathy and kindness.
Writing to me is like breathing, I cannot live without it, nor would I want to. It is my source of expression, my art, my teacher and my love, and I can't image my life without it. The expression comes from honesty, the art comes from years of practice and honing skill, humility comes from the cathartic nature of written expression and love is what grows from the connections and empathy that ensues from both writer and reader.
During my life I have experimented endlessly with various art forms and for me, writing is the passion of my life. It gives me purpose and the reward for having found myself, warts and all. The greatest teacher of all is yourself, when you listen to what resides within you, that innate inner voice that connects to life. Writing for me, is the means by which that connection is made, and I will be forever grateful for it.