I never wanted to become a writer; I still don’t want to. Wikipedia says ‘…a writer is a person who uses written words in various styles and techniques to communicate their ideas. Writers produce various forms of literary art and creative writing such as novels, short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays, and essays as well as various reports and news articles that may be of interest to the public.’ You see the magnitude of responsibility Wikipedia alone has put on the term? I had never given so much thought to styles and techniques and forms and people the day I’d scribbled my first err…poem. I wrote for the sake of writing. And I still look at writing as a verb more than a noun. Zero ownership!

But a little more important argument often comes to my mind. How can one continue to live a major part of their life writing and still go untagged?

Sublimation, in psychological terms, is an act of reinforcing negative, instinctively destructive emotions into doing something constructive. It is a profound human defence mechanism, and on account of it, great artists and musicians with unhappy lives create some of the most spectacular craft in the world. Sublimation makes a sportsperson redirect his/her aggression into performing well at their sport.

The entire essence of a person lies in the way they behave when in love, when angry, when overjoyed, or when upset. One who subtly transforms all their emotions into their art form is an artist in true terms. This also pretty much answers why people write, or why one must write, sometimes even for a lifetime.

Lewis once wrote, ‘Writing is like a ‘lust,’ or like ‘scratching when you itch.’ Writing comes as a result of a very strong impulse, and when it does come, I, for one, must get it out.’

I should be certain that nobody needs to learn to scratch, or decide how to do it, or officially become a serial-scratcher once they’ve done it a little too often. I’m scratching here. I’m getting it out.

Thank you for being here, and welcome to the blog!

This interface is a place for the little output of my experience of the world, with the prospect of reaching out and talking about things that matter.

Hoping you have some good reading at uncluttered!

Love,

Ashmi

Also writes/wrote for:

Sowers, Candid Today, and Experiences1o1

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