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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Life is the written word

Life is the written word - the written word is life.

This isn't really too far off the mark if you think about it. We are surrounded by words everywhere we look and it's a known fact that if you look at something you can not help but read it.

I find it funny how some people think a writing career is worthless or unfulfilling. If you tell your aunt or uncle you want to be a writer when you grow up, you may be faced with rolling eyes or mumbling under the breath... "why do you want to waste your time doing that?"

Really? Who do you think writes all the stuff we see every single day of our lives? Someone has to do it... we certainly haven't advanced so far as to not have to either pick up a pen, type on a keyboard or speak into a tape recorder. Yes... there are a few programs that actually know how to type what you speak; but they are not perfected yet and you still need to proof read to make sure the computer hasn't messed up again.

Some of the first written words:

Science & Technology at Scientific American.com: Relics Reveal First Written Words in New World

Even without paper, humans have been able to find a way to get their thoughts into view. Tablets, cave walls or even the ground they stood upon became canvas. We enjoy seeing our words in print.

And when you must write because your teacher tells you to for a grade or you must write because your boss needs something completed, it is agreed that those writings may not be as fulfilling to some as say... writing your own story, a poem or writing about your day in your on-line journal or hand-written diary. Still... look at what you've done and remember it was you that wrote those words.

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May we each take the moment necessary out of this day and any day we feel the need to remember those who have gone before us in defense of our freedoms. Without them... we would not be "here"... we would be in chains. ~Bug~