This was a female philosophical journey for me as a creative writer (2014-2018) and a poet continues – however, as with all projects, it was time for the time in solitude to end. There are dangers in over dosage and addiction of many things, whether it be exercise, food, reading, laughter and misery, and I must confess now writing. It has taken me three years of balancing, and moderating to realise: balance is not something that happens without discipline, discernment and clear direction.
Over the recent years that I chose to focus upon poetry as the subject matter in isolation, I realise that instinctively as the female, I considered the past, the present and the future, and tried to implement the changes which were best for me. My choices won’t be ideal for everyone because everyone is individual and although we like to be alike, there is something quite precious in finding what you truly love for yourself.
As the exploration as a poet ended in Spring 2018, I rolled out the red carpet and welcomed back in: exercise, nutrition, magazines and people back into my ‘daily’ activities. No more the constant reaching for the radio to seek companionship, although, I still feel a connection after my time in ‘abandoning the world for books’.
The (f)ilosophy for the Art for Creative Writing is ongoing and for as long as I choose to write it will be an infinite awakening, of self-discovery and mastery as I uncover new books, old books, new people, the deceased and more. The beauty of books whether eBook or paper back, written by men or women, is that the words we choose to share live on, long after we are gone. It is as simple as that, sharing a knowledge and experiences through crafted words, and in my case poor grammar too.
Writer’s share experiences and fantasies, whether we are still alive and just actively living without recording our data (Facebook is doing that for most, today). or dead!
If you want to write, write. If you don’t want to write, don’t. It is as simple as that. But, if I can recommend anything that I have learned over these last three years, it is to read. Read about the subjects that matter to you, and it doesn’t matter if it isn’t for everyone. Reading is about finding your, you. I will today add a disclaimer: don’t read for too long without breaks. Reading has to be a balanced affair too.
I have found the answers to my questions and more, and I realise, I want to go on learning more and more, I am quite the life long learner, finally finding ‘study’ fun.
This is one writer in progress, quite the philosopher today, my philosopher’s name is Verdalibre, do you like it? I love to write, I love to read, I love to dance, and I love nature and people. Does that show in this eCollection of poetry?
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