The energy around my mindProduces electrical currentsThat emit dream-like thoughtsEmpowering my fingers to writeLetters that become wordsWords that become ideasIdeas that enrich lifeI let the energy flowElectricity circulatesEmitting inventive fluidsThat empower my progressWords are not just the sum of lettersIdeas are more than just empty wordsLife is ideas struck by ThUnDeR
The invention of the written word is where we begin our story. It is here, 3200 B.C.E. that we find our origins. The ancient Mesopotamians wrote down for the first time ever, ideas they had in their mind. We are still uncovering how important that development was. Ancient texts still play a big role in how we think and live. The easiest observation would be to look at religion. It is within this context that we find the importance of things written thousands of years ago. Words have shaped our history and continue to influence everything around us.
Building blocks on sacred rocksStepping stones to a world unknownIn ancient ruins life unfoldsHidden within walls of old¹
Let’s fast forward to the present and this is what we find. A world that is confusing and complicated to steer through. Technology has been overwhelmingly positive in its impact, but there are some drawbacks. The most obvious being that although we are more connected, we are equally as disconnected. We can better navigate through this minefield of constant stimulation that disconnects us, by going back to our origins. In the same way that our ancestors used the art of story-telling to make sense of their experiences, we can also do the same.
I am free to be what I want to beI will not be what you want me to beUnless it’s simply to be me
Writing begins with a thought. A thought that is produced by imagination and creativity. A process that we can all engage in. All you need to do is spend time with children to know that it is possible. They observe the world through imaginative eyes. They marvel at the most insignificant details. They get excited about the simple things that we dismiss. It is that mentality that our ancestors also had.
The world unearthed by the hands of a child,uncovers what lies hidden beneath consciousness.¹
Write because it is the most human thing you can do. Write because in a complex world, there is little else you can do to make sense of it all. Write because you have a story to tell, whether you know it or not. Write because you can shape and make history this way.
Write because it makes you immortal.