Friday, May 05, 2006

Writing and People

Other people cannot help me when I write. When I write I am alone. Every word comes from inside me. Yet. . . .
Not a word I write is not touched, not felt, not known by the people I have met, interacted with, and loved. Those who have been part of my life are inside and through everything that I write, even that which I think is only about me. I see every person I have ever known in what I write. Everyone I have met is in every word that you see.
—me strauss Letting me be

8 comments:

jason evans said...

The best writing is born that way.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Jason,
Welcome to the blog.
Thank you. Obviously you are a writer. That's how you know.

Cristina Melo said...

YES,OF COURSE:


...I guees you wouldn´t need to write these very words, because I already had noticed that: what means that you are very reflexive, exactly as a philosopher should be, and not only "introspective", because other people exist in your "reflections"... or vivid feelings...

ME Strauss said...

Hello Christina,
It is thriling to think that you, jason, and others hear the people within my words. Simple words have led some to think they stood for simple thoughts about me.

Travis J. Morgan said...

Exactly Liz! Every word, thought, feeling is a reaction from the action before it. Our very identities are molded reactions. Our interation with the world and its interaction with us shaping each other, we are all part of one whole.

ME Strauss said...

Writing is intensely personal and dynamically social. You cannot part the words from the people who prompted them. Yes, Travis, we agree completely on this.

michaelm said...

In living life, it seems we do have all the words we need.
It's in getting to that place deep inside that's sometimes the hard part. But when you get there it's a feeling like no other.

"You have all the scenes. Just go home and word it in."
~Samuel Goldwyn to Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond

~m

ME Strauss said...

Yeah, Michael, finding the writer's place is a feeling like no other and one that cannot be explained or described fully. The only thing to do is to use it to write with.