Writing The Mind

Just wanted to share with Jade readers this post Making Light Work  just published on Field of Merit, which I typed up this morning. I guess I’m doing this because…it speaks to me! I know that might sound odd since I’m the author however sometimes I’m surprised at what comes out the end of my fingers, having been routed through my brain first of course!

I remember a conversation I had with a chap about creative writing and the reason for writing generally. I admired him so much. A real writer who, in his case, paid his bills by writing instruction manuals for Microsoft back in the very early days! It is fairly standard thinking to say that one writes in order to clarify ones mind. This is true. For me however I find I don’t even know what I think about something and then in the process of stringing words together I find myself pleasantly surprised. And happy. That’s how it is for today.

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2 thoughts on “Writing The Mind”

  1. Reminds me of this:

    T. S. Eliot
    Little Gidding V
    We shall not cease from exploration
    And the end of all our exploring
    Will be to arrive where we started
    And know the place for the first time.
    Through the unknown, remembered gate
    When the last of earth left to discover
    Is that which was the beginning;
    At the source of the longest river
    The voice of the hidden waterfall
    And the children in the apple-tree
    Not known, because not looked for
    But heard, half heard, in the stillness
    Between the two waves of the sea.
    Quick now, here, now, always–
    A condition of complete simplicity
    (Costing not less than everything)
    And all shall be well and
    All manner of things shall be well
    When the tongues of flame are in-folded
    Into the crowned knot of fire
    And the fire and the rose are one.

    The lines ‘arrive where we started and know it for the first time’ and that all this costs ‘not less than everything’ are in my experience so true.

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