After yesterday's whine about "No body reads anymore" it's obviously NOT true, because it provoked several responses of "I read". Yay! It just goes to show "What people say" is not always true.
I read -- voraciously, and I write even more voraciously -- every day. First thing when I get up, I write. I strongly advise everyone to do the same. Write down your dreams. Write down your wild or silly thoughts. Write down two lines of poetry; who knows it may become something more than that. Write down your to-do lists. While books can be your mentors to guide and keep you company, writing solidifies your thoughts & organizes the Multi-verses.
When I decided to draw my life in pictures instead of words as part of my journal process way back in the early 90's, it soon became apparent that words are insistent critters. I would draw about a dozen illustrations every morning, a reflection of what was going on in my life at the time. Thought bubbles began to appear, characters developed a life of their own-- and soon after that, I had all these cartoons taking over my room.
I am reminded of the time I had decided I would not write songs anymore -- "NO MORE WORDS!" I proclaimed to God, the Universe. "Words and lyrics are NOT pure music. I will write only instrumental music." Within seconds, I was scrabbling for a piece of paper, a napkin - anything - and a pen. Words came pouring into my head, "I know you don't want to remember me, I'm in your head, your heart and your family."
The Skepticat is watching me. I have no clue what he's thinking. What do you think about all this?