Between my shadow and my soul

Why do we publish, Antonio asks

We publish I think not because we think we are Plaths or Picasso's.
Not bacuse these words are any grander than those scribbled by a toddler using a pencil for the first time.
But because our writing is the one thing we can fully own, and that we all can try.
Not that we don't "borrow", God knows there is no copyright on inspiration save for His bounty.
I publish because from the time I could write there were scraps everywhere.
Until high school of course, Puberty makes things seem preciouser, how can you expose any more when life feels like a constant spotlight.
And until Waseem told me this is something you do,and not some thing you are given, I began.
And every click on publish affirms I am thinking, moving. Not ground breakingly, but there is evidence of activity.
And blog activity for us is inextricably linked to something alive in our minds.

5 shared ideas:

Waseem May 8, 2009 at 8:59 AM  

if there were halaal hip hop dance classes they should be called "Halaala Wasala". Although i dont what this means, but just sounds punny.

I dont think youre timid.

This comment supposed to be in the other post but the comment box dont wanna open. Also my name is here. Yay for waseem.

Word veri - inkeox - writing bully :D

Trinity May 8, 2009 at 11:37 AM  

Very nicely written;)

Azra May 8, 2009 at 11:56 AM  

>>>""Not that we don't "borrow", God knows there is no copyright on inspiration save for His bounty""

You know what Noojie...this was beautiful. We are always alive...thinking, moving, "living"

And alot of what we write or think of, are products of inspiration from other people...capitalising or expanding on their thoughts etc.

I think we as the human race very rarely come up with our own ideas etc. not without being propelled or influenced by external factors.

KimyaShafinaaz May 8, 2009 at 12:21 PM  

... and activity means that there's life :) it lives it breathes! such is the bounty...

if i didnt sputter and die on it, i would ask for some of what ur smoking :P

jumuah slms..

Nooj May 8, 2009 at 12:41 PM  

hahaha @ inkeox
i am timid in some ways. but not verbally :P

thanks trinity :)

azzy yeah and i think blogging has introduced me to some of THE most talented interesting minds in well the noojverse. and i dont think non bloggers will get that we dont do it for our own ego stroking until they try it and realise it is a form of self expression not self adulation